Trump hears ‘lock her up’ chants at CPAC

Greg Nash

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The crowd attending President Trump’s speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday delivered a familiar chant: “Lock her up!”

The cries came after Trump briefly mentioned Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s comments describing his supporters as a “basket of deplorables.”

The crowd booed and quickly began chants of “lock her up!” that were ubiquitous for a time during the presidential race.

Trump stood silently as the chants ensued, then resumed speaking.

{mosads}“That’s the problem in politics. One wrong word and it’s over. She also said you’re irredeemable, but we won’t mention it,” Trump said.

Then he transitioned to declaring: “The GOP will be from now on the party also of the American worker.”

“The forgotten men and women of America will be forgotten no longer. That is the heart of this movement,” he said.

Trump frequently said that Clinton should be jailed for her use of a private email server while secretary of State.

During the second presidential debate, Trump vowed that if he won the White House, he’d instruct his attorney general to order a special prosecutor to renew an investigation into Clinton’s email setup.

“It’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country,” Clinton said in the debate.

“Because you’d be in jail,” Trump retorted.

After he won the election, Trump backed away from his pledge to further investigate Clinton.

Asked by The New York Times in late November if he had ruled out prosecuting Clinton, Trump said: “It’s just not something that I feel strongly about.”

“I don’t want to hurt the Clintons, I really don’t. She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways,” he said.

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