Stephen Colbert’s audience is eager to see President Trump in prison.
While introducing former First Lady Clinton Monday night, the CBS host tried turning the tables on Trump.
“We learned about the Trump-Ukraine call, the private server,” Colbert said. “Is it time to, dare I say, lock him up? What do you make of it?”
On cue, Colbert’s crowd began chanting: “Lock him up!”
Hillary appeared delighted with the development, although Chelsea maintained a poker face.
“I created a monster,” Colbert said of the chants. “I apologize.”
Clinton went on to say she believes Trump’s committed impeachable offenses.
“What does high crimes and misdemeanors mean, actually?” she said while speaking of a document she wrote during the Nixon impeachment push. “You can read it online and there’s a short two-page conclusion that lays out exactly what you were saying, Stephen, someone who is using the office to subvert the Constitution, to undermine the oath that he took to protect and defend the Constitution and the American people, that’s what falls right into the definition of an impeachable offense.”
Clinton also used the interview to celebrate the whistleblower.
“The whistleblower has a depth of understanding that needs to be taken seriously about what happened, and the whistleblower says, in the Situation Room, as I recall, they’re doing the call, and as soon as Trump starts in on this, people are going, ‘Oh, whoa, what happened? What did he say?,’” she said. “And that’s why they immediately tried to limit the extension of that phone call to be shared with other people, why they put it on a highly-classified system that is used for the most important secrets, like the Osama bin Laden raid, because even if there’s nothing classified in it, the president’s behavior was at least embarrassing if not illegal and impeachable.”