'Lock him up' chant erupts at Trump rally after Eric Trump attacks Biden

Chants of “lock him up” erupted at President TrumpDonald John TrumpWHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Trump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage MORE's campaign-style rally Thursday night in Minneapolis after the president's son Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report — Arrest of Giuliani associates triggers many questions Trump bashes Biden at Minnesota rally, asks 'Where's Hunter?' 'Off-script' Trump rails against impeachment, Democrats at feisty rally MORE attacked former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage Schiff: Whistleblower testimony might not be necessary Trump warns Democrats will lose House seats over impeachment MORE, a top Democratic presidential contender.

“How do you think Joe Biden and his — how do you think his son is feeling right now, right after embezzling a lot of money, taking a lot of money, the crookedness,” Eric Trump said to a booing audience of Trump supporters. “Right, he’s not looking too good, either.”

“Maybe ‘lock her up’ goes to ‘lock him up,’” he joked, referencing the popular refrain President Trump and his supporters used to attack former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonVideo of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Ronan Farrow exposes how the media protect the powerful Kamala Harris to Trump Jr.: 'You wouldn't know a joke if one raised you' MORE during the 2016 election.

“I don’t know, I like ‘lock her up’ a little bit more, but thank you, that’s a good idea,” the president’s son continued.

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The rally crowd began chanting “lock him up” in attacking Biden, referencing unsubstantiated allegations by the president that Biden and his son acted corruptly in their dealings with Ukraine. Biden has continued to deny the allegations and insists Trump is making up lies about him.

The younger Trump added at the rally: “Hey guys, we don’t need to lock him up — we’re going to beat the hell out of all of them. We’re going to win. You know why? Because America is winning again. Because of my father, America is winning again.”

President Trump is under scrutiny for his contacts with Ukraine and for urging the country’s president to investigate the Bidens.

Reports of his urging a foreign government to look into a major political rival ahead of the 2020 election have spurred Democrats to launch an impeachment inquiry against him.