Hillary Clinton appeared to get a great kick out of the anti-Trump chant that rolled out during her CBS late-night television appearance.
The failed 2016 Democratic candidate and her daughter Chelsea Clinton laughed as Monday night’s “Late Show” audience continued chanting after host Stephen Colbert kicked off with “Lock him up.”
The women were on hand to discuss their new book, but Colbert temporarily put that aside to delve into the latest news on the Trump administration in the wake of the controversy sparked by a whistleblower complaint. The complaint filed about the president and his phone call in July with the leader of Ukraine has sparked a controversy that has engulfed the government and prompted Democrats to launch an impeachment inquiry.
“It’s your fault for coming on Ukraine week,” Colbert said to the Clintons as he promised to get back to discussing the book.
“Is it time to, dare I say, Lock. Him. Up?” Colbert asked, pumping his fist in the air. “Lock. Him. Up?”
The audience cheered and continued the chant even after Clinton, who seemed to enjoy the laugh, tried to speak about the latest developments in the White House.
The former secretary of state did not join in the chant but laughed as the CBS host tried to rein the crowd back in.
“I’ve created a monster!” Colbert exclaimed before Clinton was able to speak.
“I believe strongly that this particular incident has had such a huge impact because we’ve known for a long time that he was a corrupt businessman who cheated people, and we’ve known that he and his campaign asked for aid from Russia,” she finally said.
“We’ve known that. But to see him in the office of the president, putting his own personal and political interests ahead of the national security of our country, just pierced through whatever confusion or denial people had,” she claimed.
Colbert admitted he was “never a big ‘impeach him’ fan,” preferring to take grievances to the ballot box, as the country has operated for decades before the left’s meltdown in 2016. But he added that he changed his mind as impeachment seems the only recourse when “someone” uses the power of their office to “subvert the ballot box.”
He went on to note that in 1974, Clinton had worked on the “Constitutional grounds for Presidential impeachment,” of then-President Richard Nixon.
“As I like to say, you cannot make my life up, really,” Clinton quipped.
Colbert went on to ask Chelsea about her feelings on Trump being “so obsessed” with her mother, echoing Clinton’s own ridiculous claim about the “illegitimate president.”
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“I think some days he thinks about her even more than I do,” the younger Clinton strangely responded to Colbert’s question.
She had recently struck out at Trump on Twitter with a snarky “Yes, you are” in response to his tweet about the controversy over his phone call with the Ukrainian president as “the greatest scam in the history of American politics.”
Her mother has been vocal about her support of the impeachment of the president whom she called a “clear and present danger” following the release of the Ukraine call transcript which showed Trump had brought up the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s server.
“I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say Crowdstrike… I guess you have one of your wealthy people… The server, they say Ukraine has it,” Trump said to the Ukraine leader, bringing a new wave of attention to the California-based cybersecurity company which was chosen by the DNC to investigate the hack rather than the FBI.
“We are in a crisis,” Clinton told People magazine last week.
“I’m in favor of moving toward impeachment,” she added. “I did not come to that decision easily or quickly, but this is an emergency as I see it.”
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