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

Chants of “lock him up” erupted at President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' MORE's campaign-style rally Thursday night in Minneapolis after the president's son Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpMia Farrow resurfaces photo of Trump sons with dead leopard after signing of animal cruelty bill Eric Trump promotes Trump wine as Sondland testifies: 'Perfect day for a nice bottle of this' Resistance or unhinged behavior? Partisan hatred reaches Trump's family MORE attacked former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNew York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Graham invites Giuliani to testify about recent Ukraine trip Booker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications 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 ClintonNo, the polls aren't wrong — but you have to know what to look for How to shut down fake Republican outrage over 'spying' on Trump More than 200,000 Wisconsin voters will be removed from the rolls 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.