Trump instigates 'lock him up' chant for Obama at rally

President Donald Trump incited the crowd at his rally in Nevada Sunday to chant "lock him up" about former President Barack Obama.

Trump repeated his evidence-free claim during his speech in Henderson that Obama "got caught spying on my campaign." He added: "We have him cold. Now let's see what happens."

Trump then hesitated, looked into the crowd and pointed.

In an instant they were chanting "lock him up" — a new riff on Trump's 2016 election refrain, when he and his fans chanted "lock her up," referring to Hillary Clinton.

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TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump arrives at McCarran International Airport September 12, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
People watch US President Donald Trump leave after a campaign rally at the Minden-Tahoe airport in Minden (50miles/80km south of Reno), Nevada on September 12, 2020. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump looks at the crowd during a campaign rally at the Minden-Tahoe airport in Minden (50miles/80km south of Reno), Nevada on September 12, 2020. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Minden-Tahoe airport in Minden (50miles/80km south of Reno), Nevada on September 12, 2020. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
Supporters wait for US President Donald Trump ahead of a campaign rally at the Minden-Tahoe airport in Minden (50miles/80km south of Reno), Nevada on September 12, 2020. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at the Minden-Tahoe airport in Minden (50miles/80km south of Reno), Nevada on September 12, 2020. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 12: People look on at Boulder Beach as boaters participate in a boat parade on Lake Mead in support of U.S. President Donald Trump on September 12, 2020 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. Trump is scheduled to hold two campaign events in Nevada on Sunday. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 12: Mike Houlihan (L) and Fight for Nevada President Rudy Clai, both of Nevada, react at Boulder Beach as they watch boaters participate in a boat parade on Lake Mead in support of U.S. President Donald Trump on September 12, 2020 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. Trump is scheduled to hold two campaign events in Nevada on Sunday. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 12: Boaters launch from Las Vegas Boat Harbor marina to participate in a boat parade on Lake Mead in support of U.S. President Donald Trump on September 12, 2020 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. Trump is scheduled to hold two campaign events in Nevada on Sunday. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press after arriving at Reno-Tahoe International Airport September 12, 2020, in Reno, Nevada. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump arrives to board Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on September 12, 2020. - Trump travels to Nevada and Arizona for campaign events. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on September 12, 2020. - Trump will hold a campaign rally in Minden, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Edelman / AFP) (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump arrives in a motorcade before boarding Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on September 12, 2020. - Trump travels to Nevada and Arizona for campaign events. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
Protesters rally against a mask mandate, many showing support for US President Donald Trump, in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 22, 2020. - "On day one" of his own presidency, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said, he would implement a national COVID-19 plan and mandate mask wearing. (Photo by Bridget BENNETT / AFP) (Photo by BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP via Getty Images)
Marchers make their way down the street toward the State Capital, where a three-hour rally in support of Donald Trump and conservative values was held. September 12, 2020. A group of around 200 Trump supporters--many of them armed--marched to the Minnesota State Capital in St. Paul, MN, where they held a three-hour rally. Speakers condemned Democratic politicians and the Black Lives Matter movement, criticized Governor Tim Walz's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, denied the existence of racism, and advocated for Donald Trump to be re-elected. As marchers made their way to the capital, a group of counter protesters confronted attendees. State Patrol officers split the groups up once they reached the capital grounds, and one counter protester was eventually arrested. September 12, 2020. (Photo by Tim Evans/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Protesters rally against a mask mandate, many showing support for US President Donald Trump, in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 22, 2020. - "On day one" of his own presidency, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said, he would implement a national COVID-19 plan and mandate mask wearing. (Photo by Bridget BENNETT / AFP) (Photo by BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP via Getty Images)
Protesters rally against a mask mandate, many showing support for US President Donald Trump, in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 22, 2020. - "On day one" of his own presidency, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said, he would implement a national COVID-19 plan and mandate mask wearing. (Photo by Bridget BENNETT / AFP) (Photo by BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP via Getty Images)
Protesters rally against a mask mandate, many showing support for US President Donald Trump, in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 22, 2020. - "On day one" of his own presidency, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said, he would implement a national COVID-19 plan and mandate mask wearing. (Photo by Bridget BENNETT / AFP) (Photo by BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Minden-Tahoe airport in Minden (50miles/80km south of Reno), Nevada on September 12, 2020. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
Supporters listen to US President Donald Trump speak during a campaign rally at the Minden-Tahoe airport in Minden (50miles/80km south of Reno), Nevada on September 12, 2020. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
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Trump claimed Clinton should have been imprisoned for using a personal email server while she was secretary of state. His daughter, White House adviser Ivanka Trump, has used her personal email account for government business hundreds of times. First lady Melania Trump also reportedly used private email for government business.

As for Obama, the Justice Department's own inspector general told the Senate late last year that neither the former president nor former Vice President Joe Biden had any involvement in the decision to launch an investigation into possible collusion by the Trump campaign into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Since the last election, seven top people in Trump's last campaign, his administration or close associates have been arrested: Former campaign manager Paul Manafort, Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon, campaign operative Roger Stone, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, Trump campaign deputy Rick Gates and Trump's former foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos.

Trump and his company are under investigation in New York for possible financial fraud, the Manhattan district attorney has said.

- This article first appeared on HuffPost

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