Crowd chants 'lock him up’ aimed at Obama during Trump rally

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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 ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCrowd aims 'lock him up' chant at Obama during Trump rally Author Cooper Lawrence discusses pros and cons of celebrity endorsements Trump campaign aide envisions 'similar scenario' as in 2016 MORE, during which he alleged that his opponent had committed crimes ... (Read more)



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