It was not a good day for President Trump — his former campaign chairman was found guilty of eight counts of financial fraud and his former personal lawyer and fixer pleaded guilty to eight counts of financial crimes — but he was able to take solace in a familiar cry emanating from a crowd of supporters Tuesday night in West Virginia.
Trump came to West Virginia to drum up support for Republican candidates like Senate hopeful Patrick Morrisey. Morrisey, West Virginia's state attorney general, joined him onstage, and mentioned that his opponent Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) once said nice things about Hillary Clinton. As soon as her name escaped his lips, the crowd began chanting, "Lock her up! Lock her up!"
But before you think this was the night's only moment of irony, the crowd later started in on another common refrain, shouting, "Drain the swamp! Drain the swamp!" Watch the video below. Catherine Garcia
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
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