It was one of Donald Trump’s biggest lines at Sunday night’s second presidential debate in St. Louis. But now his campaign manager says he didn’t mean it.
The Daily Beast reports that during one of several television sit-downs Sunday night and Monday morning after she canceled a planned appearance on Fox News Sunday, Kellyanne Conway told Morning Joe that Trump does not really want to put Hillary Clinton “in jail” if he becomes president. “That was a quip,” she said.
As for the special prosecutor Trump said he would appoint, Conway said he was just “channeling the frustration he hears from thousands of voters out on the stump.” As Conway further clarified, “Whether she goes to jail is not up to Donald Trump.” During the debate, when Clinton said “It’s just awfully good that somebody with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country,” Trump shot back, “Because you’d be in jail.”