TYT's Cenk Uygur rips Dems condemning Trump 'lock him up' chant: 'Most feckless party' ever

The Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur ripped Democrats for being the “most feckless party" he's ever seen after some in the party criticized crowd members at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., for chanting “lock him up” at President TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' MORE

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“Democrats are the most feckless party I’ve ever seen," Uygur wrote on Twitter. "They’re wringing their hands about Trump getting booed because they love their precious club so much and hate their base. Spend your time looking into his business ties (with the Russians)! Follow the money! Not complicated.”

 

The 49-year-old, who is also a co-founder of the activist group Justice Democrats, took specific aim at Sen. Christopher CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsDemocrats scramble to rein in Trump's Iran war powers Administration officials defend Trump claims, Soleimani intelligence as senators push back on briefing Sunday shows - Administration officials grilled on Trump's Iran claims MORE (D-Del.). 

“Soft, weak Democrats like @ChrisCoons are condemning real Americans for chanting ‘Lock Him Up’ to @realDonaldTrump at #WorldSeries game," Uygur wrote. "It bothers the elites when any of their own are greeted by the emotions of real people. No one has ever deserved that chant more than Trump.”

 

Coons told CNN's "New Day" on Monday that the office of the president deserves respect regardless of who sits in the Oval Office.

“I’m enough of a traditionalist about our institutions that even at a time when there is a lot that our president does that I find disturbing, offensive, unconventional," Coons said, "I have a hard time with a crowd on a globally televised sporting event chanting ‘Lock Him Up!’ about our president."

"I frankly think the office of the president deserves respect even when the actions of our president, at times, don’t,” Coons said.

“I certainly hope that we won’t hear ‘Lock Him Up!’ chants at Democratic rallies or at our convention,” he added. “I think that’s one of the most regrettable, even at times despicable, actions by candidate Trump when he was running for president in 2016. It reminds me of things that happen where the rule of law is unknown or unestablished. Whipping up public furor on both sides I don’t think it is constructive or helpful.”

Earlier Monday, MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughControversial radio host Don Imus dies at 79 Scarborough: 'Teflon Joe' Biden weathering storm amid Warren's 'political bleeding' Richard Haass to Scarborough: Thursday 'one of Donald Trump's best days as president' MORE said it was “un-American” for the crowd to chant “lock him up” at Trump when he was shown at Nationals Park during Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night in Washington, D.C.

“It’s un-American,” Scarborough said Monday morning of the chant, which originated as a chant against 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSupreme Court agrees to hear 'faithless elector' cases Poll: Sanders holds 5-point lead over Buttigieg in New Hampshire Climate 'religion' is fueling Australia's wildfires MORE. “It started with Donald Trump. In fact, he’s made it a centerpiece of his campaign rallies.”

Co-host Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiBrzezinski on Sanders-Warren: Someone isn't telling the truth Scarborough to GOP: 'What job is worth selling your political soul over?' Mika Brzezinski: Buttigieg's 'age and experience' may explain fade in Iowa poll MORE interjected that she finds it “sickening” when Trump supporters use the chant “lock her up.”

“Of course it's sickening,” Scarborough agreed. “We are Americans and we do not do that. We do not want the world hearing us chant ‘lock him up’ to this president or to any president.”

Demonstrators also unfurled “Veterans for Impeachment” banners behind home plate during the game, which the Nationals lost 7-1 as the Houston Astros moved one win away from their second World Series title in 3 years.