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Trump's campaign manager just dismissed his threat to jail Hillary Clinton as a mere 'quip'

Donald Trump's remark during Sunday's presidential debate that Hillary Clinton would "be in jail" if he were president was just a "quip," Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Monday on MSNBC's Morning Joe. "That was a quip. And I saw in NBC's own reporting, it was referred to as a 'quip,' so I'll go with NBC on it," Conway said, in response to host Willie Geist's question of whether Trump stood by that threat. Trump offhandedly remarked Sunday night that Clinton would "be in jail" for using a private email server while she was secretary of state if he'd been commander in chief at the time.

While Conway brushed off Trump's jabs about jail, she did support his suggestion that he'd get a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton and her emails if he won the White House. Trump is "channeling the frustration he hears from thousands of voters out on the stump every day" over why Clinton hasn't faced "any type of penalty for doing something where people who do far less have faced a serious penalty," Conway said.

Watch Conway's comments on Trump's "quip," starting at the 2:40 mark. Becca Stanek