A crowd at President Trump‘s rally Sunday evening chanted “lock him up” after the president accused his predecessor, former President Obama, of being caught “spying” on the 2016 Trump campaign.
During the event in Henderson, Nev., Trump told attendees that the former president “got caught spying on my campaign,” referring to longstanding accusations from him and his allies that the investigation into the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia in 2016 was orchestrated by the Obama administration in an attempt to sink his candidacy, a claim for which there is no evidence.
In response, many attendees began chanting “lock him up,” a riff on the “lock her up” chant the president encouraged during his 2016 run against then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, during which he alleged that his opponent had committed crimes by operating a private email server as secretary of State.
The President says President Obama got caught spying on his campaign and the crowd chants lock him up? pic.twitter.com/mDYAWBO0n2
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 14, 2020
The president has ratcheted up his rhetoric aimed at Obama in recent months, accusing the former president in June of committing “treason” while touting the upcoming results of the Justice Department’s investigation into the origins of the probe into the Trump campaign.
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Source: The Hill