“Isn’t it ironic, doncha think?”
Just hours after President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and other charges — implicating the president in his crimes — and ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on eight counts of bank and tax fraud, Trump held a campaign rally in West Virginia.
And wouldn’t you know it, MAGA Nation did what they do best.
On same day Trump's campaign chairman was convicted of crimes and his former lawyer pleaded guilty of crimes while implicating the president in them, Trump supporters break out in "lock her up!" chants. pic.twitter.com/2a3HgleQal
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 21, 2018
Yep, that is indeed a “lock her up” chant from the West Virginia crowd. As you may recall, this was the rallying cry of Trump supporters during the 2016 campaign as they called for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to be jailed over her emails and has lived on throughout the Trump presidency.
Obviously, this drew a reaction online:
The crowd at tonight’s Trump rally in West Virginia is chanting, “Drain that swamp” and “Lock her up," on a day where the president’s former lawyer pleaded guilty to campaign-finance violations and his former campaign chairman was convicted on eight counts of fraud charges.
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) August 21, 2018
"Lock her up!" the crowd chants of Hillary Clinton at the Trump rally, hours after Trump's campaign chairman was convicted of fraud and his personal lawyer pleaded guilty and said the president was involved in a scheme to violate campaign finance laws by paying off women.
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) August 21, 2018
In a moment of maximum irony, the crowd at the Douchenfuhrer's rally is chanting, "Lock her up."
The national supply of evens to can't is expended.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) August 21, 2018
Hours after Trump's campaign chairman was found guilty in one court and his personal lawyer pleaded guilty in another, his rally is chanting "Drain the Swamp" and "Lock Her Up!"
It's like a parallel universe.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) August 21, 2018
"Lock her up" chants about Hillary Clinton at a Trump rally on the day Trump's campaign manager and personal lawyer get jail time is really GOP politics right now in a nutshell.
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) August 21, 2018