The whole idea of "lock her up," perpetrated by Trump and his surrogates, was a sick a bullying tactic as it was despicable.
Sending your political rivals to prison is almost a core principle of Banana Republics and Trump embraced that position by campaigning to send HRC to prison if he was elected.
Governor "blowhard" from New Jersey turned this lunacy into a Trump-esque mantra for his avid fans during the RNC convention, but one hopes he will be facing a real life situation of the same after his top aides all were found guilty in Bridgegate.
Now that he won, Trump is trying to bring a very small dose of reality back into the ozone by saying he doesn't want to prosecute her. Legally this is nonsense.
Again, this is beyond creepy in the extreme, especially since he can't just arrest somebody and throw them in jail because he's the President.
Now, of course his supporters want him to fulfill his promises and actually "lock her up" for no actual crime except they don't like her.
And Trump bragged he could do it.
On The Kelly File Tuesday night, Trump surrogate Rep. Sean Duffy was forced to try and explain how such a core principle of Trump's campaign is off the table.
This is just one of many Trump's promises that will fall by the way side.
Kelly played video of Duffy at a Trump rally telling a rabid audience, who were shouting "lock her up" that "we have to elect Trump to do that."
Kelly said that now people are looking at Duffy and Trump like "lying politicians who just say anything to get elected. They think we're chumps..."
Duffy tried to say the chants were all about her email server, but we know that's not true.
The media and Trumpers jumped on a bogus book funded by Stephen Bannon that smeared the Clinton Foundation with innuendos that were just as devastating in the final weeks before James Comey decided to change the course of the election himself.
As Duffy suddenly was against Donald Trump from reopening the investigation, which he can't do, Kelly explained that when Comey dropped his Friday letter and then backed off right before the election Trump still wanted her in jail.
Kelly said, "...team Trump continued to make a huge deal out of it saying that the system was rigged and disagreed with Comey's decision and wanted her put in jail."
Duffy laughingly said, "Do I want Donald Trump to say no, no no, I am gonna be the FBI head and I'm going to have the DOJ, I'm going to force them to reopen the investigation."
Yes, he did!
Kelly replied, "Team Trump did." Megyn explained how she and others said the case was closed and to move on..."But you guys were the ones who said 'lock her up,' and tonight it's a 180, and we're supposed to pretend the magic of video tape does not exist.?
Duffy then said he was going to go with whatever James Comey said and Kelly replied, "But your candidate did not feel that way and now he's the president-elect..."
These caustic a-holes should all rot for the kind of campaign they ran and everything Kelly said was correct.
Trump played many of his voters as chumps and now they are demanding their pounds of flesh.