Trump on ‘Lock Her up’ Calls: ‘Now We Don’t Care’
It seems that Donald Trump will not fulfill his campaign promise to have Hillary Clinton prosecuted.
The Hill reports:
President-elect Donald Trump on Friday said that now that he’s won the election, he does not care to prosecute Hillary Clinton.
Trump was speaking in Grand Rapids, Mich., as part of his “thank you” tour when he heard some chants of “lock her up” — a common refrain during his campaign events.
“That plays great before the election — now we don’t care, right?” Trump responded, according to CNN.
Trump made central to his campaign a promise to go after Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of State.
After FBI Director James Comey in July recommended not charging Clinton, Trump cited it as evidence the election was “rigged” and said the FBI “rolled over.”
He pledged to appoint a special prosecutor, and even told Clinton during a debate that if he were president, “you’d be in jail.”
But after he won the election, Trump said he wouldn’t recommend prosecuting Clinton, saying she already “suffered greatly” and that it’s “just not something I feel very strongly about.”
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