Chants of ‘lock her up!’ were common on the campaign trail, and Donald Trump himself even encouraged them at the time by playing it up and even promising during the debates to appoint a “special prosecutor” to look into the Clinton email server issue.
It was a winning theme, but now that he has won it seems that Trump’s passion for seeing his former opponent behind bars has dissipated to the point where he is even calming down crowds who still insist on chanting the words.
In Grand Rapids, Michigan, the chant erupted when Trump spoke about Clinton visiting their state during the campaign. Instead of playing to the crowd as he would have during the campaign, the president-elect said, “No, forget it. That plays great before the election. Nah, we don’t care.”
At an earlier stop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Trump again showed his seeming desire to move past attacking the Clintons and forward to running the country.
After pointing out his plan to “suspend immigration from regions where it cannot be safely processed or vetted,” Trump said, “Now I don’t have to campaign so I don’t have to say, ‘And Hillary’s going to increase it by 550 percent.’ No I don’t have to say it any more, isn’t it nice? Isn’t it nice. No I don’t have to say it any more.”
Indeed he doesn’t. But the Clinton email server issue, while helping Trump on the campaign trail, is turning out to be a lose-lose proposition now that victory has been attained. Many will accuse the president-elect of reneging on his promise, but others will see Trump’s magnanimity in victory as something that will help bring the country together and remove a potential major distraction to the countless things the Trump Administration must accomplish to get our country back on the right track.
Watch the video of Trump responding to the crowd in Michigan from the London Daily Mail:
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