‘Lock Him Up’ Chants Break Out At Sanders Rally When He Mentions Trump
The Crowd attending a rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) late Sunday in Minneapolis broke into a massive “lock him up” chant when President Trump was mentioned.
The chants from the crowd came after the senator criticized Trump, saying: “We have a president of the United States who is a pathological liar, who is running the most corrupt administration in history.”
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) also took aim at Trump during the rally, according to the news outlet, saying “virtually every word out of his mouth is an attack on the very values and ideals that make this country a beacon of hope for me and the people around the world.”
Omar, who endorsed Sanders in the 2020 presidential race last month, said she is “beyond honored and excited for a president who will fight against western imperialism and fight for a just world.”
The Minnesota Democrat also said the progressive senator “has always been steadfast in his principles … ones that are being finally accepted now.”
“For a long time Bernie was underestimated. His ideals weren’t taken seriously by the establishment because he refused to fall in line and conform to the pressures in Washington,” she also said, according to the Minnesota Public Radio. “In the sea of corruption, he continuously has stood for justice and never bowed down to special interests. That’s the resolve we need in a president.”
The “lock him up” chants at Sanders’s rally come a week after Trump was met boos and “lock him up” chants when he made an appearance at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. for Game 5 of the World Series late last month.
Trump often heard chants of “lock her up” during his campaign events in 2016 referring to his opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
— Gary Grumbach (@GaryGrumbach) November 4, 2019