Trump backers target Obama with 'lock him up' chant at Nevada rally, Internet says 'POTUS is inciting violence'

Trump told the crowd that Obama had been 'caught spying on' his campaign while referring to the accusations made against the POTUS regarding his contacts with Russia in 2016


                            Trump backers target Obama with 'lock him up' chant at Nevada rally, Internet says 'POTUS is inciting violence'
Donald Trump and Barack Obama (Getty Images)

A crowd at President Donald Trump's rally on Sunday, September 13, evening were heard chanting "lock him up" after the POTUS accused his predecessor, Barack Obama, of spying on his 2016 campaign. During the event which took place in Henderson, Nevada, Trump told the crowd that Obama had been "caught spying on my campaign" while referring to the accusations made against the POTUS regarding his contacts with Russia in 2016.

Trump has long said that the investigation into the 2016 election was orchestrated by the Obama administration as an attempt to sink his candidacy, The Hill reports. As a response, many MAGA supporters started shouting "lock him up" which is a continuation of the "lock her up" chant that Trump had urged his followers to say during his 2016 run against Hillary Clinton. At the time, Trump had alleged that his opponent had committed crimes by operating a private email server as secretary of state.

Trump has been slammed by many social media users for his own behavior and the behavior he encourages his supporters to follow. One such user shared, "What upsets me about Trump’s incredible jealousy of Obama and whipping his lemmings into a mad frenzy to chant “Lock him up” is that he is putting the very lives of a former U.S. PRESIDENT & his family’s lives in danger from one or more of these nut jobs. He is inciting violence!"



 

 

Another user commented, "Trump has now whipped the crowd into chanting "lock him up about Barack Obama, a man with much, much higher favorability ratings than the current president." Yet another user shared, "I have zero regrets for the hate I have for this man. He has tarnished the office of president deeply and has wounded this entire nation at every turn. He is the personification of the 7 deadly sins. He represents absolutely no part of the America I hold allegiance to."



 

 



 

 

"Members of Democratic Caucus, it's your duty to stand-up in the house & Senate and call out POTUS for putting American citizens in serious danger in #Nevada. He ignored the law (thought no one was above the law). He had them chanting to lock up Barack Obama. slam him for it," commented another outraged user.



 

 

Another user, who echoed the same sentiments, had written, "Unreal! Crowd chanting “Lock Him Up” about President Obama after Rump once again falsely claims spying on his campaign. There is a problem with our education system for so many, clearly."



 

 

Back in June, Trump had accused Obama of committing treason as the results of the Justice Department's investigation were due. While speaking to CBN, Trump had said, "Treason. Treason. It’s treason. They’d been spying on my campaign. Turned out I was right. Let’s see what happens to them now." However, Trump has never been able to produce any facts to back up his claims against Obama. He even came up with the term "Obamagate" in order to describe the spying allegation, calling it "the greatest crime in American political history". The POTUS also promised that a full account of the same would be released soon.

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