Reports indicate that president-elect Donald Trump does not have any intention to prosecute Democratic presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “I don’t want to hurt [the Clintons], they’re good people,” Trump expressed in an interview with CBS.
His supporters, who had often chanted “Lock her up” at his campaign rallies, were a mixed bag of disappointment and acceptance.
Fox News host Megyn Kelly interviewed Trump supporter Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) on Tuesday night to talk about the changing sentiment.
Duffy told Kelly that “lock her up” only applied to Clinton’s private email server, not the currently ongoing investigation of the Clinton Foundation. Kelly reminded Duffy that Trump made no such distinction between the two.
Duffy argued that Trump needed to focus on other things rather than spending too much time on Clinton. Kelly agreed but noted that Duffy’s advice and Trump’s campaign message were not compatible.
In fact, Kelly showed Duffy a video of himself at a Wisconsin rally in August encouraging the crowd to elect Trump in order to “lock her up.” Kelly asked him if he understood how both his and Trump’s new stance made voters distrust politicians.
Kelly and Duffy did not see common ground. Duffy concluded, “Let’s move forward and start making America great, which isn’t putting Hillary in jail now.”