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WATCH: Kellyanne Conway won't say whether or not Donald Trump plans to jail Hillary Clinton

"It’s all in good time," Conway said


Matthew Rozsa
November 9, 2016 6:41PM (UTC)

President-elect Donald Trump, who told Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton during the second presidential debate that she'd "be in jail" if he was president, is keeping his cards close to his vest as to whether he'll follow through on that promise, at least if campaign manager Kellyanne Conway is to be believed.

In an interview with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on Wednesday morning, Conway said that Trump hadn't discussed his threat to appoint a special prosecutor to prosecute Clinton.

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“I would need to discuss that with him,” Conway explained when Scarborough reminded her of Trump's debate promise. “I think you heard his own words last night to the extent that one man can as president and Vice President [Mike] Pence, who is phenomenal, they’re looking to unify the country. We haven’t discussed that in recent days. I think that it’s all in good time. We also — I think that Donald Trump proved too that even amidst a corrupt and rigged system where people are forgotten and don’t feel like they can get a fair shot, they can rise up on Election Day and express their voice.”

Trump may have aimed to strike a conciliatory note in his victory speech, but it could prove more difficult to mollify his supporters. Chants of "Lock her up!" resonated throughout Trump headquarters on Wednesday morning, suggesting that the movement to punish the former secretary of state for having a private email server has not subsided.


Matthew Rozsa

Matthew Rozsa is a breaking news writer for Salon. He holds an MA in History from Rutgers University-Newark and is ABD in his PhD program in History at Lehigh University. His work has appeared in Mic, Quartz and MSNBC.

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