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Fact check: Trump falsely claims he didn’t call to lock up Hillary Clinton

  
Via:  Gsquared  •  one month ago  •  50 comments

By:    Daniel Dale, CNN

Fact check: Trump falsely claims he didn’t call to lock up Hillary Clinton
Former President Donald Trump falsely claimed in a new interview that he didn’t make a “lock her up” call for the imprisonment of his Democratic opponent of the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton.

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Former President Donald Trump falsely claimed in a new interview that he didn’t make a “lock her up” call for the imprisonment of his Democratic opponent of the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton.

Trump, who  faces the possibility of a prison sentence  after he was convicted last week on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records, was asked in an interview aired Sunday on Fox News about how he had “famously said… ‘lock her up’” in relation to Clinton but did not jail her when he was president.

During his answer, Trump said he had decided that imprisoning Clinton “would have been a terrible thing.” Then he added: “I didn’t say ‘lock her up,’ but the people would all say ‘lock her up, lock her up.’”

Facts First Trump’s claim that “I didn’t say ‘lock her up’” is false. He called for Clinton’s imprisonment on multiple occasions, including by using the phrase “lock her up.”

Trump often used such rhetoric while criticizing Clinton’s email practices as secretary of state during the Obama administration, which prompted a federal investigation. She was never charged with a crime.

During campaign rallies in 2016, Trump sometimes  paused  his remarks as his supporters engaged in chants of “lock her up,” giving the chants time to continue. On other occasions, he explicitly repeated those words himself.

“For what she’s done, they should lock her up,” Trump  said  after the crowd chanted “lock her up” at an October 2016 rally in North Carolina.

“‘Lock her up’ is right,” he  said  at an October 2016 rally in Pennsylvania.

Trump also explicitly called for Clinton’s imprisonment using different phrasing.

“Hillary Clinton has to go to jail, OK? She has to go to jail,” he  said  in a June 2016 speech in California. “She has to go to jail,” he  repeated  in an October 2016 speech in Florida. And at a presidential debate in October 2016, after Clinton  said , “It’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country,” Trump responded, “Because you’d be in jail.”

Trump  softened his rhetoric  shortly after he defeated Clinton in the election, saying he didn’t want to hurt her and didn’t feel strongly about prosecuting her. In his 2020 campaign for reelection, though, he again made calls to “lock her up.”

“You should lock her up, I’ll tell you,” he  said  at a January 2020 rally in Ohio. At an October 2020 rally in Georgia, after the crowd chanted “lock them up” in relation to the Biden family, Trump  said , “You should lock them up. Lock up the Bidens. Lock up Hillary.”












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Gsquared
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Gsquared    one month ago

In another sign of his increasingly severe dementia Trump claims he never said "Lock her up" about Hillary Clinton.

As everyone alive knows, he most definitely did.  Dozens of times.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @1    one month ago

it's like recorded audio and video doesn't exist in their world...

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
1.1.1  seeder  Gsquared  replied to  devangelical @1.1    one month ago

More fundamentally, logic and reason don't exist in their world.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @1.1.1    one month ago

those are both contrary to maga ideology...

 
 
 
Tacos!
Professor Guide
1.2  Tacos!  replied to  Gsquared @1    one month ago

And none of his supporters care how full of shit he is. Again.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
1.2.1  seeder  Gsquared  replied to  Tacos! @1.2    one month ago

It's a recurring thing.  As we have discovered, many of them are just as full of shit as he is.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.2.2  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @1.2.1    one month ago

you can't get on youtube without seeing a video of maga morons being ridiculed for their stupidity...

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.2.3  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @1.2.2    one month ago

there's so much, it could almost be a separate streaming service...

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
2  JohnRussell    one month ago

Trumps excuse is that it was the crowd that chanted "lock her up", not him. 

Yes, that is what he wants everyone to believe. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
2.1  seeder  Gsquared  replied to  JohnRussell @2    one month ago

It's another indication of his desperation.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
2.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @2.1    one month ago

... his declining cognitive ability.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3  Vic Eldred    one month ago

Oh, I see all the left-wing fact checks on google.

Trump did back up the calls to "lock her up,"

but as President he did not choose to prosecute his opponent!

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @3    one month ago

did trump say it or not, vic? or is this just another trump lie that gullible maga morons will let slide?

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1.1  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @3.1    one month ago

>poof<

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Junior Quiet
3.1.2  afrayedknot  replied to  devangelical @3.1    one month ago

”vic?”

…no worries, no comment needed, no more excuses…some will choose to ignore the truth in living a sad life in lonely desperation. 

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1.3  devangelical  replied to  afrayedknot @3.1.2    one month ago

I could almost hear the tires squealing when the hasty exit was made...

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3.1.4  JBB  replied to  afrayedknot @3.1.2    one month ago

Once all pretence of truth telling was abandoned what was left? The MAGA sandcastles of lies are being swept away, again...

Lately they all sound like apocalyptic end timers on meth!

"THE END IS NIGH!"

I bet they don't even believe their own wild ass predictions.

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Junior Quiet
3.1.5  afrayedknot  replied to  JBB @3.1.4    one month ago

“Once all pretence of truth telling was abandoned what was left?”

Absolutely nothing but the vainglorious attempt to prop up a characterless and demonstrably existential threat to our country.

Unimaginable but sadly possible. 

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3.1.6  JBB  replied to  afrayedknot @3.1.5    one month ago

Normally people act like that get locked in a "special ward". If you read some of the hyperbolic rightwing rants posted since Trump's convictions (plural, 34 of them) it sounds KRAZY!

That plus the overwhelming smell of all that "hair on fire"...

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
3.2  seeder  Gsquared  replied to  Vic Eldred @3    one month ago
Oh, I see all the left-wing fact checks on google.

Did you need internet fact checks to find out the truth here?

Trump did back up the calls to "lock her up,"

I'm pretty sure Trump initiated the calls to lock her up.

but as President he did not choose to prosecute his opponent!

And neither did President Biden!

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.2.1  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @3.2    one month ago

and now, trump is doubling down on it...

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Expert
3.2.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  devangelical @3.2.1    one month ago

Why wouldn't he?  Trump doubling down on his lies seems to work just fine for him.  Plenty of his followers believe him when he does.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.2.3  devangelical  replied to  sandy-2021492 @3.2.2    one month ago

they don't even try to spin it anymore and immediately deflect to whataboutisms...

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
3.2.4  seeder  Gsquared  replied to  devangelical @3.2.3    one month ago

They're so dizzy from the spinning they needed to sit down and rest.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @3    one month ago

Trump said, on numerous occasions , that Hillary Clinton should be locked up. Now he denies ever having said it, even though it is on video. 

Trumpsters who defend this are pitiful. 

 
 
 
Tacos!
Professor Guide
3.4  Tacos!  replied to  Vic Eldred @3    one month ago

The story is about what he said, not what he ended up doing. You’re changing the subject. But then, you’d have to to keep supporting him.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.4.1  devangelical  replied to  Tacos! @3.4    one month ago

 any admission of an error is an unforgivable sign of weakness to narcissists ... 

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.5  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @3    one month ago

Former 'president' trump CONVICTED FELON WHO BELONGS IN PRISONN

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
4  JBB    one month ago

Trump has a very bad habit of lying to all Americans by saying that we did not see and did not hear what we definitely all saw and all heard...

original

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.1  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @4    one month ago

Just like on 1/6 which he incited and then watched unfold for hours and hours and did nothing to stop it because he incited it in the first place and 'they're doing this for me'

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
4.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Tessylo @4.1    one month ago

good comparison

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
Professor Guide
5  Hal A. Lujah    one month ago

he didn’t make a “lock her up” call for the imprisonment of his Democratic opponent of the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton.

Technically this is true.  He made HUNDREDS of calls for this.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
5.1  seeder  Gsquared  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @5    one month ago
He made HUNDREDS of calls for this.

Must have been.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
5.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @5.1    one month ago

he hasn't changed much of his routine in 8 years...

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
6  TᵢG    one month ago

Time mark 7:45

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
6.1  JohnRussell  replied to  TᵢG @6    one month ago

I guess his memory is failing him. 

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
6.1.1  devangelical  replied to  JohnRussell @6.1    one month ago

as I have personally witnessed in my own family, dementia doesn't happen overnight...

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
6.1.2  Ozzwald  replied to  JohnRussell @6.1    one month ago
I guess his memory is failing him.

I've heard that happens when the diaper is full.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
6.1.3  devangelical  replied to  Ozzwald @6.1.2    one month ago

too bad the hole all of his shit exits is under his nose...

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Expert
6.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  TᵢG @6    one month ago

How dare you persecute him by reporting his actual words?

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
6.2.1  devangelical  replied to  sandy-2021492 @6.2    one month ago

I'm surprised trumpsters haven't been tossing the AI card more often claiming the shit their hero says is fake...

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Expert
6.2.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  devangelical @6.2.1    one month ago

Well, now that you brought it up, they probably will.

Don't go doing their job for them.  They put forth the ridiculous excuses, not us.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
6.2.3  devangelical  replied to  sandy-2021492 @6.2.2    one month ago

I'm sure they'll figure it out, in about 50+ years...

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
7  Kavika     one month ago

They are picking on me says the Donald, how dare they use my actual words, it's the deep state again.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
7.1  seeder  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @7    one month ago

He said it over and over, but it's fake news!

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
7.1.1  cjcold  replied to  Gsquared @7.1    one month ago

Whatever happened to alternate facts? Too stupid to last?

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Expert
7.1.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  cjcold @7.1.1    one month ago

They fucked off to Bowling Green after the massacre there and were never heard from again under that name.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
7.1.3  devangelical  replied to  sandy-2021492 @7.1.2    one month ago

LOL

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
7.1.4  devangelical  replied to  sandy-2021492 @7.1.2    one month ago
They fucked off to Bowling Green after the massacre there and were never heard from again under that name.

no rwnj would ever get that reference...

 
 
 
1stwarrior
Professor Participates
7.1.5  1stwarrior  replied to  devangelical @7.1.4    one month ago

Nor the lwnj's.

 
 

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