Attorney General Jeff Sessions chuckled along as a group of high school students he spoke to chanted “lock her up.” The chant, a reference among President Trump’s supporters to Hillary Clinton, began after Sessions lamented the spread of “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” on college campuses during remarks at Turning Point USA’s High School Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., which hundreds of high school students attended, The Hill reports.
Sessions reacted with approval after the crowd jeered examples of schools that have offered therapy dogs and coloring books to help students cope with stress. “I like this bunch,” Sessions said. “You’re not going to be backing down. Go get ‘em.” A few calls of “lock her up” then expanded into a room-wide chant, prompting chuckles from Sessions. “Lock her up,” he repeated into the microphone. “I heard that a long time over the last campaign.” He continued with his prepared remarks, in which he claimed some schools are trying to cultivate “a generation of … supercilious snowflakes.” Sessions’s prepared remarks did not mention Clinton. Trump supporters called for Clinton to be jailed during the 2016 campaign. The chant continues to surface whenever the president mentions Clinton during campaign rallies.