Fox's Krauthammer: “It Just Looks Bad” To Have The GOP Calling For Clinton To Be Jailed

Charles Krauthammer: RNC Delegates Chanting “Lock Her Up” Is “Not A Good Way To Present The Party”

From the July 20 edition of Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier

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CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I would point out that yesterday, during the speech of Christie, a crowd of several thousand people here -- we were here -- began shouting about Hillary Clinton, “lock her up.” Now, I can understand you want to rally the base, but if you're trying to appeal to the 17 remaining Americans who are undecided, that's not the way you want to go. If you're going to unite the party and unite the country, which is what people are looking for, that is not a good way to present the party. 

BRET BAIER (HOST): But Charles, let me say, in Philadelphia, don't you expect there's going to be a whole slew of speakers who go directly after Donald Trump and every aspect of Donald Trump? 

KRAUTHAMMER: Of course they will. But I don't know that I've ever seen a crowd of this size calling for the other side's presidential candidate to be jailed. Now I will agree that some of that chanting was sort of good-natured, over the top stuff that was done sort of half-heartedly. But there was some malice in that, and I think that's one thing. With the execution thing, there are a lot of -- and we saw it in a lot of the Trump rallies. It's something the Trump campaign has to work on to try to diminish or to tamp down rather than to incite it because -- 

BAIER: Understood.

KRAUTHAMMER: It just looks bad for them. 


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