Hundreds of supporters of president-elect Donald Trump resurrected the “lock her up” chant at his first post-election rally.
Before Trump took the stage, the audience erupted into the chant that was a staple at rallies across the country during the presidential election.
From The Hill
According to the pool report, and other reporters on the scene, the crowd started with a “drain the swamp” chant before beginning a “lock her up” chant after Ohio secretary of state Jon Husted criticized efforts to recount votes in swing states.
After Trump took the stage, the crowd cheered and chanted the line again after he said “We did have a lot of fun fighting Hillary, didn’t we?”
The crowd at the Trump thank you rally is shouting “Lock Her Up” per CNN’s Jim @Acosta
— Yashar (@yashar) December 2, 2016
If you’re playing #Trump rally bingo, then the crowd has already said: lock her up,” drain the swamp” and “build the wall”.
— Rajini Vaidyanathan (@BBCRajiniV) December 2, 2016
Chants of “Lock her up” erupt at Trump rally. Many people here that I’ve spoken to say they’d still like to see Trump admin investigate her
— Ashley Killough (@KilloughCNN) December 2, 2016
The crowd at Trump’s Thank You Tour just yelled “lock her up,” but Trump has already flipped and said he won’t attempt to prosecute her
— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) December 2, 2016
Trump, however, has noted that he doesn’t plan to follow through on a pledge made during his campaign to investigate Hillary Clinton.
Last month, Trump said that “it’s not something I’ve given a lot of thought.”
Trump’s top advisers have reiterated that the president-elect is not likely to pursue a criminal case against his former presidential rival.
“What President-elect Trump was saying was that he would rather look forward instead of backwards and that his eyes right now are looking through the windshield, not the rearview mirror,” Trump’s now chief-of-staff Reince Priebus said on Fox News’s “The O’Reilly Factor” in November.
“He’s not looking to, you know, further injure the Clintons, but he’s got the right attitude about America,” Priebus continued.
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