Donald Trump says to 'lock up the Bidens' as reelection campaign rhetoric borrows from 2016 race

Donald Trump says to 'lock up the Bidens' as reelection campaign rhetoric borrows from 2016 race


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.

Mr. Trump also suggested jailing Hillary Clinton, his opponent in the previous White House race, four years after chants of “lock her up” were a hallmark of the president’s first campaign.

The president called for incarcerating Mrs. Clinton as well as “the Bidens” —presumably meaning the candidate and his son, Hunter Biden — as he was accusing his opponent’s family of corruption.

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“That Biden family — and others — but that Biden family is corrupt. It’s a corrupt family,” Mr. Trump alleged.

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.

“Lock him up,” Mr. Trump laughed as the calls from the crowd swelled. “You should lock them

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