Chelsea Clinton says Trump supporters are still shouting ‘Lock Her Up’ outside her parents’ house

‘I just keep thinking, I hope they’re wearing masks and some day get over 2016’

Chris Riotta
New York
Tuesday 17 November 2020 16:23 GMT
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Chelsea Clinton has confirmed recent reports about President Donald Trump’s supporters arriving to her parents’ home in upstate New York and chanting “Lock Her Up," writing in a tweet: "I hope they’re wearing masks and some day get over 2016."

The crowd of Mr Trump’s supporters gathered outside of the former first family’s Chappaqua home in northern Westchester on Sunday night, waving flags in support of the outgoing president and chanting one of his campaign’s rallying cries against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the 2016 race.

“There are Trump supporters outside my parents’ house shouting through megaphones ‘Lock Her Up,’” Ms Clinton, 40, wrote in a tweet. “I just keep thinking, I hope they’re wearing masks and some day get over 2016.”

The president’s supporters caused a number of disturbances when they marched past the Clinton house — as well as that of Governor Andrew Cuomo — during the weekend demonstration, at one point shutting down traffic on the Tappan Zee Bridge.

No arrests were made and there were no reports of violence, according to police, who said the gathering had concluded by about 7pm on Sunday night.

Mr Trump’s supporters have been staging large gatherings and protests over the 2020 US election as the president continues to make false claims about mass voter fraud amid a slew of failed legal challenges to the electoral process.

Several of the firms representing Mr Trump’s campaign in legal battles across key states have pulled out of their respective cases in recent days as federal judges toss out entire complaints the campaign filed in states like Georgia.

Many of the president’s lawsuits have already been deemed frivolous by judges and legal experts, as the campaign’s claims of voter fraud were repeatedly debunked. For example, Mr Trump claimed millions of votes were illegally added, while his own Department of Homeland Security described it as the “most secure election” in American history. 

Despite Mr Trump having yet to concede, official projections have indicated President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 election by a comfortable margin in the electoral college and with nearly five million more votes than the incumbent president. 

Though some reports have indicated Mr Trump was planning on holding major rallies to contest the vote count in key states he lost to Mr Biden, the president has so far spent many of the days since Election Day at his golf clubs and tweeting angrily at his apparent enemies. 

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