Colbert to Hillary Clinton on Trump: 'Lock him up?'

Late-night host Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertYang: I've received about 12 apologies from media networks during campaign Scarborough to GOP: 'What job is worth selling your political soul over?' Bloomberg to appear on 'The Late Show' following next week's Democratic debate MORE on Monday knocked President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' MORE as he asked the president's 2016 opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton Democrats plot new approach to win over rural voters The Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary Rosenstein says he authorized release of Strzok-Page texts MORE, about the prospects of a Trump impeachment amid a swirling scandal surrounding his contacts with Ukraine.

“Your fault for coming on Ukraine week,” Colbert, a frequent critic of the president, joked to Clinton.


“We learned about the Trump-Ukraine call, the private server. Is it time to, dare I say, ‘lock him up?’ ” Colbert quipped, referencing the refrain Trump and his supporters commonly used to target Clinton during the 2016 election.

“What do you make of it?” he asked Clinton as the audience began a “lock him up” chant similar to the “lock her up” chants Trump supporters made during rallies leading up to the 2016 election.

“We have started an impeachment inquiry, which will look at the evidence, and I think that’s exactly what should be done,” Clinton said.

“I believe strongly that this particular incident has had such a huge impact because we’ve known for a long time that he was a corrupt businessman who cheated people,” she said.

“But to see him in the office of the president, putting his own personal and political interests ahead of the national security of our country, just pierced through whatever confusion or denial people had,” she added later, eliciting applause from the audience.

Clinton’s comments come amid controversy surrounding Trump’s contacts with Ukraine and reports that he urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden alleges Sanders campaign 'doctored video' to attack him on Social Security record Sanders campaign responds to Biden doctored video claims: Biden should 'stop trying to doctor' public record Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger pens op-ed in defense of Biden: 'I stuttered once, too. I dare you to mock me' MORE, who is the front-runner in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.

The former secretary of State said she backed impeaching Trump last week, saying he is a “clear and present danger to the U.S.”

"The president of the United States has betrayed our country. That’s not a political statement — it’s a harsh reality, and we must act," she tweeted. "He is a clear and present danger to the things that keep us strong and free. I support impeachment."