NEW YORK — Attendees at Donald Trump’s election night festivities celebrated the announcement of projected wins for the Republican nominee by turning on Hillary Clinton and chanting: “Lock her up!”
The mood inside Trump’s Tuesday night event at the New York Hilton Midtown hotel was festive, if slightly disbelieving, as Fox News hosts called state after state for the Republican nominee.
Jubilant early on, the crowd drifted into relative quiet during a lull in projected results. But they became more raucous as Fox News called Wisconsin for Trump, chanting “U–S–A!” and “Lock her up!” in reference to Trump’s Democratic opponent.
Trump supporters also cheered at somber footage of the corresponding gathering at Clinton’s election night event at the nearby Jacob Javits Convention Center, and at commentary from Fox hosts about the feasibility of repealing the Affordable Care Act.