A crowd by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump Slams Nevada Governor At Rally, Aims Mail-In Voting Former NFL Coach Mike Holmgren Slams Trump Pandemic Response, Supports Biden Watch Live: Trump Gathers Followers in Nevada MOREThe rally on Sunday evening sang “lock him up” after the president accused his predecessor, former President Obama, of “spying on”
During the event in Henderson, Nevada, Trump told attendees that the former president “was caught spying on my campaign,” referring to longstanding allegations by him and his allies that the Trump campaign was investigating the contacts with Russia in 2016 by the Obama administration in an attempt to sink its candidacy, a claim for which there is no evidence.
In response, many participants began saying, “Lock him up!” Singing a riff over the “lock her up” ring that the president encouraged during his run towards 2016 Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFormer NFL coach Mike Holmgren slams Trump’s pandemic response, supports Biden Sanders, and urges Biden to focus more on wages and healthcare. Biden is a leader in several states (D), in which he alleged that his opponent had committed crimes by running a private email server as secretary of state.
The President says President Obama was caught spying on his campaign and the chants of the crowd are imprisoning him? pic.twitter.com/mDYAWBO0n2
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The president has been stepping up his rhetoric against Obama in recent months, accusing the former president in June of “treason” while denouncing the upcoming results of the Justice Department’s investigation into the origins of the Trump campaign investigation.
“Treason. Treason. It’s treason,” Trump told CBN News in June.
“They spied on my campaign,” added the then president. “It turned out that I was right. Let’s see what happens to them now. “
His repeated unsubstantiated allegations come when the Justice Department’s Inspector-General told the Senate late last year that neither the former president nor the former vice president Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump slams Nevada governor at rally aiming for mail-in vote Former NFL coach Mike Holmgren has criticized the response to the Trump pandemic and supports Biden Trump, who leans into foreign policy (D) were involved in the decision to begin the investigation.
“We certainly haven’t seen any evidence of this in the FBI or department files,” he told the Senate Judiciary Committee in December.