President Donald Trump was speaking about Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and allegations she leaked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s letter during a rally when the crowd began to cheer “lock her up” on Tuesday.
Donald Trump’s Iowa crowd chants “lock her up!” at his mention of Senator Dianne Feinstein.
The president laughs playfully. pic.twitter.com/a6KLrf8kzS
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Trump was mocking Feinstein for the way she responded to allegations that she or somebody in her office was responsible for leaking Dr. Ford’s letter to the public by making wild hand gestures and rhetorically asking, “Did we leak?”
“Did we leak?” Trump asked once again, only to answer his own question by shaking his hands and saying, “No! No! No, we didn’t.”
The crowd erupted in laughter before beginning to chant “lock her up,” eliciting a smirk from the president. “I think they’re talking about Feinstein. Can you believe it?” Trump responded in dismay.
After calling out Feinstein’s body language during Brett Kavanaugh’s hearings, he again asked a rhetorical question. “In other words, did she leak it? 100 percent.”
Trump, fearing being sued, corrected his statement to being 99 percent certain Feinstein leaked the letter. “Now I can’t get sued,” Trump concluded.