MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace: 'Lock her up' has whole new meaning after Cohen guilty plea, Manafort conviction

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace said Tuesday that "lock her up" chants have a whole new meaning after two of President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Romney: 'Unthinkable and unacceptable' to not commit to peaceful transition of power Two Louisville police officers shot amid Breonna Taylor grand jury protests MORE's former associates were implicated in federal crimes. 

"'Lock her up' has a whole new meaning now,"  Wallace said on "Deadline: White House," referencing the oft-used chant from Trump supporters about 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocratic groups using Bloomberg money to launch M in Spanish language ads in Florida The Hill's Campaign Report: Presidential polls tighten weeks out from Election Day More than 50 Latino faith leaders endorse Biden MORE


"They're literally locking up the entire former leadership of the Trump orbit from the campaign years."

The comments from Wallace, a former communications director to President George W. Bush, came just after Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortOur Constitution is under attack by Attorney General William Barr Bannon trial date set in alleged border wall scam Conspicuous by their absence from the Republican Convention MORE, was found guilty of eight charges of bank and tax fraud. 

Shortly afterward, Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to five counts of tax evasion and one count of making a false statement to a financial institution. Cohen also pleaded guilty to one count of making an excessive campaign contribution.

Cohen said he made that contribution at the direction of the candidate he was working for. He did not mention Trump by name. 

The plea agreement is being seen as a potentially significant blow to the president. 

But the developments did not stop a group of Trump supporters from continuing to chant "lock her up" at a rally in West Virginia on Tuesday night. 

Cohen, meanwhile, was met with "lock him up" chants outside a New York City federal courthouse after his guilty pleas were entered.