Chants of “lock him up” erupted at President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — State Dept. employees targets of spyware Ohio Republican Party meeting ends abruptly over anti-DeWine protesters Jan. 6 panel faces new test as first witness pleads the Fifth MORE's campaign-style rally Thursday night in Minneapolis after the president's son Eric TrumpEric TrumpJan. 6 organizers used burner phones to communicate with White House: report Mary Trump calls Donald Trump Jr. her 'stupidest' relative Eric Trump lawyer in New York attorney general's fraud case quits MORE attacked former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPfizer CEO says vaccine data for those under 5 could be available by end of year Omicron coronavirus variant found in at least 10 states Photos of the Week: Schumer, ASU protest and sea turtles 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 ClintonRepublican Ohio Senate candidate slams JD Vance over previous Trump comments Budowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema Countering the ongoing Republican delusion 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.
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.