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Trump on ‘lock her up’ chants: ‘Let’s defeat her’

Greg Nash

Donald Trump responded to chants of “Lock her up!” from the crowd at the Republican National Convention by saying, “Let’s defeat her in November.”

Trump took a pass on repeating the phrase as he largely stuck to prepared remarks in his closely watched convention address. 

{mosads}The frequent chants of “lock her up” about Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, throughout the convention have been a source of controversy, with some Democrats arguing that Republicans have crossed a line advocating for the imprisonment of their opponent. 

Trump kept the call more restrained, instead urging electoral defeat. 

The moment came after one of the first mentions of Clinton in Trump’s speech, in which he formally accepted the Republican nomination for president. 

“America is far less safe — and the world is far less stable — than when Obama made the decision to put Hillary Clinton in charge of America’s foreign policy,” Trump said, setting off the chants. 

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