President-Elect Donald Trump no longer seems interested in appointing a special prosecutor to look into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, but his crowd still chanted that she should be locked up at his post-election rally today.
Trump was in Cincinnati, Ohio on Thursday night for the beginning of what the campaign is calling a “Thank You Tour,” during which he will be visiting key states across the country that helped take him past 270 Electoral College votes. The president-elect thanked the state of Ohio for voting for him and said that his election was the greatest political upset of all time.
Before moving on to his plan for the White House, Trump said that he had a lot of fun fighting Hillary Clinton. Immediately, the crowd began to chant “lock her up,” a chant which had become a staple of Trump’s campaign events.
The President-Elect smiled and shook his head but did not respond, a potential signal that this is not something Trump believes in any longer. During campaign events, Trump traditionally responded to the “lock her up” chant by saying “honestly, she should be locked up.”
In an interview with 60 Minutes shortly after winning the election, Donald Trump said that he doesn’t want to hurt the Clintons by pursuing charges against the former secretary of state for her use of a private email server.
“I don’t want to hurt them, I don’t want to hurt them,” Trump said. “They’re good people.”