During a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire this afternoon, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took the stage just moments after news broke that the FBI plans to review new emails relevant to their investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private server.
At the top of his rally, Trump opened by saying that he has a “very critical, breaking news announcement.” Everyone in the audience seemed to already know what he was referring to, as they immediately began to cheer.
“I have great respect for the fact that the FBI and the Department of Justice are now willing to have the courage to right the horrible mistake that they made,” Trump said “This was a grave miscarriage of justice that the American people fully understood, and it is everybody’s hope that it is about to be corrected.”
Trump went on to say that “so many people have suffered” for doing less than Hillary Clinton did, saying that Clinton’s behavior threatened the security of the United States. Within the first five minutes of Trump’s rally, two “lock her up” chants broke out in the audience.
After his section talking about the FBI announcement, Trump joked that the rest of his speech will be “so boring.” He transitioned into his standard stump speech, although later he made mention of the announcement again when he said that the system might not be as rigged as he thought.
Prior to the rally, Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, called today a “great day” for the Trump campaign.