Trump Supporters Chant ‘Lock Her Up’ at Rally Hours After Manafort Conviction and Cohen Plea
Supporters of President Donald Trump chanted “lock her up!” and “drain the swamp!” at a Charleston, West Virginia rally held just hours after longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen took a guilty plea and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort received a conviction.
“Manchin strongly supported and voted for Hillary Clinton after she said we’re gonna’ put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of work,” GOP Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey said of his opponent Senator Joe Manchin at the start of Trump’s rally. “Manchin even called Hillary warm, compassionate, engaging, tough — can you actually believe that?”
“Lock her up!” The crowd quickly shouted almost as soon as Morrisey uttered the name Hillary Clinton.
“Drain the swamp!” They added.
Apparently, Trump’s supporters don’t see the irony in chanting “lock her up” on the same day that two of the president’s former close allies were convicted or pled guilty to doing numerous crimes, but the hilarity was not lost on the pundits and journalists, as numerous notable media personalities got on Twitter and jumped on the obvious joke:
“Lock her up” chants about Hillary Clinton at a Trump rally on the day Trump’s campaign manager and personal lawyer get jail time is really GOP politics right now in a nutshell.
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) August 21, 2018
The crowd at tonight’s Trump rally in West Virginia is chanting, “Drain that swamp” and “Lock her up,” on a day where the president’s former lawyer pleaded guilty to campaign-finance violations and his former campaign chairman was convicted on eight counts of fraud charges.
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) August 21, 2018
In a moment of maximum irony, the crowd at the Douchenfuhrer’s rally is chanting, “Lock her up.”
The national supply of evens to can’t is expended.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) August 21, 2018
Hours after Trump’s campaign chairman was found guilty in one court and his personal lawyer pleaded guilty in another, his rally is chanting “Drain the Swamp” and “Lock Her Up!”
It’s like a parallel universe.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) August 21, 2018
Crowd at Trump #MAGA rally chants “Drain the Swamp! Drain the Swamp!” then pivots to “Lock Her Up! Lock Her Up!”
Surreal on a day when two of Trump’s top aides were handed 16 felony convictions between them, and both will, in fact, be locked up. pic.twitter.com/DCP4dKYAfp
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) August 21, 2018
Crowd chanting “lock her up” because irony is dead
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) August 21, 2018
Watch above, via NBC.
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