As Donald Trump continued to outperform expectations Tuesday night, his supporters on Twitter and at gatherings celebrated his success with cheers of “Lock her up.”
Outside the Trump Hotel in Washington, a huge crowd of Trump supporters broke out into the chant – wildly popular at Trump rallies – after he was declared the victor in North Carolina, a key battleground state that put him on the path to the prized 270.
On Twitter, people shared photos of Hillary Clinton in an orange jumpsuit and declared that their chant would soon be reality. Trump has said if he wins he would appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton’s email use.
Meanwhile, at Trump’s victory party in a hotel ballroom a few blocks from Trump Tower, the excitement was palpable.
Supporters glued to their smartphones high-fived each other as the results came in.
“If we win Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota, this place is going to go crazy,” added an excited Lucy, who wore a red “Make America Great Again” hat.
A chant of “Drain the swamp!” broke out a few minutes earlier, when Fox News called North Carolina for the GOP nominee.
With Sean Sullivan reporting from New York.