Donald Trump blew up his campaign manager’s line that the Republican presidential nominee was just joking about jailing Hillary Clinton.
“Now, by the way, did you read yesterday? Two boxes of emails and materials are missing,” Trump told supporters during a rally Monday in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, prompting fierce boos and a vigorous “lock her up” chant from the crowd as he hammered the former secretary of state on her private email server when she headed the State Department. “Very, very sad. Special prosecutor, here we come.”
In Sunday’s presidential debate, Trump vowed to tell his attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton over her emails. “It’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country,” Clinton said in her response. “Because you’d be in jail,” Trump shot back.
“That was a quip,” Conway argued during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “And I saw in NBC’s own reporting it was referred to as a quip, so I’ll go with NBC on it. He had already finished his statement. She said something like, ‘That’s why you’ll never be president,’ and he said, ‘You’d be in jail.’ And so that was his answer.”
— POLITICO (@politico) October 10, 2016