CNN’s Trump Supporters: Trump’s Threat To Jail Clinton Was “A Humorous Line Of Retort”

Kayleigh McEnany: “I Know The Media Doesn’t Get Satire Or Humor, But That Was A Humorous Line Of Retort”

From the October 9 edition of CNN’s Debate Night in America:

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JAKE TAPPER (HOST): My question is, did [Donald Trump] win over any suburban households in Philadelphia?

JEFFREY LORD: Sure, sure. I think he can. And let me use the issue here that you were just talking about to illustrate. Talking about jailing the opponent and how this is, you know, dictators and all of this kind of stuff. There is another side to this, and a side that independent voters, the kind of folks you’re talking about, are very concerned about. And that is the politicization of the Department of Justice, where you had an attorney general, Eric Holder, who said, in that case of the Black Panthers group there that were at the polls in Philadelphia and they were armed and they were in uniform. He said he wasn’t going to do it because these are my people.


TAPPER: You’re speaking against the politicization of the Justice Department in the Obama administration, but his answer was, I will appoint a -- I will tell my attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to lock her up.

LORD: I am --

KAYLEIGH MCENANY: That’s not what he said. He said I will appoint a special prosecutor to look into it, I just checked the transcripts.

TAPPER: And then later in the same exchange he said if he were in charge of the government, she’d be in jail.

MCENANY: No, as a response, I know the media doesn’t get satire and humor, but that was a humorous line of retort.


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