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

Chants of “lock him up” erupted at President TrumpDonald John TrumpAdvisor: Sanders could beat Trump in Texas Bloomberg rips Sanders over Castro comments What coronavirus teaches us for preventing the next big bio threat MORE's campaign-style rally Thursday night in Minneapolis after the president's son Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpHouse Democrats question Secret Service on payments to Trump properties Trump hotels charge Secret Service up to 0 per night while protecting him: report Beach Boys's Brian Wilson asks fans to boycott concert at hunting event featuring Donald Trump Jr. MORE attacked former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden faces do-or-die primary in South Carolina Democrats view Sanders as having best shot to defeat Trump: poll Karl Rove: 'Long way to go' for Sanders to capture nomination: 'The field is splintered' 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 ClintonBiden faces do-or-die primary in South Carolina President Trump's assault on checks and balances: Five acts in four weeks Schiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again' 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.