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WATCH: Donald Trump Says ‘We Don’t Care’ About Locking Up Hillary Clinton

During a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Friday, President-Elect Donald Trump dismissed his supporters’ call to lock up Hillary Clinton.

At the event, Trump talked about the results of the 2016 election, and as soon as he mentioned Hillary Clinton, those in attendance began to chant “lock her up” as they often did during campaign rallies. During the election, Trump usually encouraged these chants and agreed that Clinton should be put in jail, with his typical response being “she should be locked up.” But his reaction on Friday was quite different.

“That plays great before the election…now we don’t care,” he said.

Trump has previously stated that he no longer has any interest in pursuing charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private e-mail server while she was secretary of state, but this was the first time Trump seemingly admitted that he never cared about it that much and that it was only a catchy slogan.

“I don’t want to hurt them,” Trump said of the Clintons during an interview with 60 Minutes. “I don’t want to hurt them. They’re good people. I don’t want to hurt them.”

“Lock her up” chants have broken out during most of Trump’s recent “Thank You” rallies, but the president-elect has not responded to them until tonight. The first time that they occurred, he smiled, shook his head and continued to speak.

Despite this break from Trump’s campaign rhetoric, the remainder of the Grand Rapids rally gave Trump’s fans exactly what they look for in Trump rallies, including at least 15 minutes of the president-elect talking about how well he did on Election Day and making fun of the media for being wrong about the outcome.

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27 comments

  1. Dear President-Elect Trump – The thing is we do care about their crimes and gross negligence against the security of our country. Sweeping the Clintons’ many crimes against our country under the rug as a campaign slogan is very insulting to your supporters and the rest of the country. We do care about their crimes and any other politician’s crimes against our country and want them to be held accountable. They should not be Teflon coated just because they hold the name Clinton – justice is supposed to be blind (even if they have enough skeletons to blackmail the entire government). We should not have a two tier justice system where elites and their “friends” (for example, the Obama administration lying and colluding to protect the Clintons from justice) cover up for one another and do not hold each other accountable just because they are in government.

    Government officials and candidates are supposed to work for the citizens of this country, not each other, and should not be above the law while the rest of the country is held to a different standard. Letting them go scot-free is a double-standard as many citizens and whistle blowers have been put in prison for far less and/or for speaking the truth. IMHO you are going back on a main campaign promise if you do not at least let your AG and congress move forward to look into this and do their job free of political influence as this sets a dangerous precedent in this country to inflict tyranny on its citizens while letting government criminals go free with no consequences for their actions. I hope that you do realize that this is one reason why you were elected to be our president and it was a campaign promise that should be fulfilled. If not, so much for draining the swamp. Please don’t bow to corrupt political pressure, it doesn’t become you.

    • Concerned Citizen …. I could not agree with you more …. Hillary needs to pay for her corrupt actions as any citizen would have to … and Mr Trump … you were elected because we believed what you said to us on the campaign trail … and to hear you now say locking her up was no more than a catchy phrase during the campaign makes me sick … We voted for you because we thought justice would be served………….and you are disappointing~

      • Did you actually believe all the rhetoric? You are a fool. Trump was just having fun during the election and said things for shock value and reactions. Dumb Americans voted for him based on rhetoric and they were too dumb to see the joke was on them. Trump will not help the average american he is surrounding himself with the establishment and the elite. Those uneducated and unemployed will still be I in four years.

        • Apparently Anonymous is just another snowflake Clinton troll who is still butt-hurt because their criminal candidate lost a fair election – twice.

      • There was no justice that needed to be served. What upset you was mostly fake news spread all over the internet by the Trump campaign PR machine. Except for the fact that she was careless as was George W Bush before her. None of the US governments have handled email properly since email began. George W Bush lost 2 million emails.

    • Just hoping myself, but consider this. What do you suppose would happen (absolutely) if Trump continued with the pre-election rhetoric about locking her up? The power of the executive is firm here. If it were myself, I’d project a conciliatory tone for a variety of reasons and then once sworn to office – I’d quietly defer to the new (hopefully restored) justice dept. and say “well, it’s out of my hands and while I’m not personally pursuing any potential wrongdoing by the Clinton’s, I have faith and certainly I give my trust to the judgment of those who are charged and qualified to assess whether any further investigation is appropriate.” I don’t think Obama likes the Clinton’s (and on this matter I’d be in rare agreement). Until now, the only hope Obama had to preserve his legacy was Hillary, but ironically now his only hope rests with the good will of Trump (regardless of the calculation of the truer odds). But if Trump continued to press, a perhaps disinterested Obama might become politically compelled to act with the power of the executive for Hillary’s behalf (at which point she’s beyond our justice again and forever). She’s going after Trump by proxy (the cagey b1+(#) – and while she’s goring his oxen from on low (indirectly by blaming media or conscripting others in an attempt to morally delegitimize his win) she’s certainly following her natural instincts above what’s really good for her (if she had decency or a clue – she’d keep her mouth shut). I certainly hope she keeps shooting her mouth off, and even more so. I hope Trump (and I believe he is aware of the relevant necessities) continues with a disinterested air. One can only hope and dream of Hillary’s introduction to Lady Justice (who’s outstretched hand she wouldn’t recognize without the typical donation).

    • Dear Concerned Citizen. Remember that speech when Comrade Trump said “And you can tell them to go f*&# themselves”? He was talking about his supporters too. Welcome to Trumpland. It could not happen to more worthy targets.

    • Except the FBI said there was no crime just carelessness. All the pretence of a crime was just to win the election which he’s admitted. Those Youtube videos you watched were made by shills paid for by the Trump campaign.

    • And in addition to the fact it was mostly shill made nonsense, that gross negligence was also done by Bush and was a problem with the US government since email first began. No US government has ever had proper security on their emails. Apparently their IT people didn’t have the balls to tell them what not to do. George W Bush lost 22 MILLION emails. Far more than Hillary. It was never a Clinton problem.

  2. I now know what Donald Trump is really like. He doesn’t care about his supporters that voted for him.
    Donald got the nerve to say Hillary and Bill Clinton are good people. They both put Donald Trump through
    Hell for a year and that was okay. Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka is a very good friend of Hillary Clinton’s
    daughter Chelsea. That’s the reason for it. How sad! I will never vote again in 2020.

    • He really needs to fulfill his promise to lock her up. She did commit these crimes and needs to suffer the consequences. If it were the other way around she wouldn’t think twice. She is and has always been a snake. Donald needs to do all the things promised before God forbid the dems win back senate in 2 years. They are still starting shit and trying to convince Americans that trump shouldn’t be president. They will be causing trouble up to and during the inauguration led by that fat liberal piece of shit michael Moore among others. Donald trump..please listen and don’t be sidetracked by these phony people trying to get around you.

    • You carry on like you know the Clintons intimately. What hell did they put him through, it was all part of the game that is American politics as Hillary has said “politics is like making sausage, it can be an unsavoury process. You should not vote again. You were duped by trump as all who voted for him were. The joke is on all of you. I am so proud to be a Canadian. America is a joke and now a laughingstock on the world stage. To all who voted for Trump stay home in 2020 and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

    • That’s not the reason. The reason is the two families were good friends all along that’s why the daughters were friends because the Trumps and Clintons were all friends. You were played.

  3. Hillary needs to be tried for treason but Trump knows as well as I do it will cause civil unrest that we have never seen before. You can bet that many people will be killed and more businesses and property will be destroyed over a Hillary conviction. She isn’t worth it. Trump has the better idea of pulling our country back together. Hillary will be lucky if she can walk with a cane in four years, let alone run for president.

    • Dummy, you should not even be allowed to vote. If you think anything will change for low class Americans with trump you are so wrong. Trump said whatever he needed to say at rallies to get reactions. He was like the Howard Stern of the election, it was all for shock value. None of it was ever really going to happen. Lock her up, Build a wall, Drain the swamp. It even sounds ridiculous, trump must have laughed so hard after his rallies to see all the dumb Americans lapping it all up!

    • Already starting with excuses for Trump breaking his campaign promises . . . the wall, helping the working people . . . he’s already shifting away from those too . . . Trump will do a few smoke and mirror tricks to keep those his rabid fan loyal and that lacked the understanding that there is no possible way, legally or practically that he can do what he said he would do . . . Trump and his rhetoric are a just a smooth 21st version of Hitler and his pals . . . shame on those who bought into it . . this is just the beginning.

    • You are stupid. There is no FBI investigation you were duped. It was dumb America that voted trump in. Voting should be tied to iq levels. Dummies should not be allowed to participate in elections. Hillary will have an amazing life post election. Go Hillary

      • Thank you for saying this. There were never any real charges against Hillary Clinton or her staff–the best they could come up with were a slew of benign emails that yielded exactly nothing criminal. All you who voted for Trump based on his promise to “Lock her up” were indeed duped. The “slogan” was no more real than Johnny Cochran’s slogan “if the glove doesn’t fit, we must aquit.” Nothing more than a catch phrase to get votes. My advice–quit worrying about Hillary and her emails and worry about what damage Trump and his side-kick (Bannon) can do to this country

      • Anonymous keeps proving my point about being a butt-hurt Clinton snowflake troll who always resorts to personal attacks and is probably paid for by Soros or Correct the Record. This troll is obviously as dumb as a bag of hammers themselves using insults and false accusations to try to prove their pointless point. What paid for Soros riot bus were you paid to be on, the short bus? That’s why the Democratic Party is truly on its way out for good. By the way, my IQ is 165 what’s yours. Better go to your safe space and comfort yourself with your identity politics, you are in over your head.

  4. Hillary Clinton has not committed a crime and only an idiot would think so. Trump has lied about everything and should never be awarded the Presidency. The idiots that back him should be ashamed.