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

Chants of “lock him up” erupted at President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE's campaign-style rally Thursday night in Minneapolis after the president's son Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpSunday shows preview: White House, Democratic leaders struggle for deal on coronavirus bill Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill banning federal government use of facial recognition tech | House lawmakers roll out legislation to establish national cyber director | Top federal IT official to step down GOP lawmakers join social media app billed as alternative to Big Tech MORE attacked former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden2020 Democratic Party platform endorses Trump's NASA moon program Don't let Trump distract us from the real threat of his presidency Abrams: Trump 'doing his best to undermine our confidence' in voting system 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 ClintonState polling problematic — again 4 reasons why Trump can't be written off — yet 'Unmasking' Steele dossier source: Was confidentiality ever part of the deal? 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.