President Trump advocated jailing his Democratic opponent Joseph R. Biden, calling for his rival’s incarceration Friday while addressing supporters at a reelection campaign rally in Macon, Georgia.
Audience members attending the Trump rally then began chanting, prompting the president to acknowledge — and agree with — apparent calls from some in the crowd to put his political rival in prison.
“Can you imagine if my kids did what this guy Hunter has done?” Mr. Trump asked. “I won’t go too deep into the family. I’m not looking to insult everybody. But honestly, in my opinion, it’s a criminal enterprise.”
Chants of “lock her up” were a frequent occurrence at Trump rallies in 2016 when the future president regularly accused Mrs. Clinton of criminality over her previous use of a private email server.
Mrs. Clinton used the server to handle classified emails while secretary of state under former President Barack Obama, but the FBI decided not to charge her with any possible related crimes.
Several news outlets reported Friday that the FBI is investigating whether the emails are part of a Russian influence operation. Mr. Trump’s rival told reporters Friday it was a “smear campaign.”
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