NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Republican activists in the audience at President Trump’s speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday broke out into a “lock her up” chant, reviving the 2016 GOP presidential campaign chant to imprison Hillary Clinton.
The chants started after Trump criticized Clinton as “crooked” during a brief aside in his remarks. He seized on the chant to go further on the offensive against his political rival.
“Everything that’s turning out — now, it’s amazing. It’s come full circle. Wow, have they committed a lot of atrocities?” Trump said to the crowd, which cheered and yelled encouragement after the “Lock her up” chants subsided.
Democrats have long been critical of those chants, which regularly interrupted Trump campaign rallies in 2016.