Delaware U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) condemned fans who booed and chanted “lock him up” to President Trump as he arrived to Sunday’s World Series game in Washington.
Speaking to CNN, Senator Coons said the office of the President deserves respect even when the actions of the President at times may suggest otherwise.
“Even at a time when there is a lot that our President does that I find disturbing, offensive, unconventional – I have a hard time with the idea of a crowd, on a globally televised sporting event, chanting ‘lock him up’ about our President. I frankly think the office of the President deserves respect even when the actions of our President at times don’t.”
Senator Coons told CNN he hoped those same chants would not be reiterated at next year’s Democratic National Convention.
“I certainly hope we won’t hear ‘lock him up’ chants at democratic rallies or at our convention,” Sen. Coons said. “I think that’s one of the most regrettable, even at times despicable, actions by candidate Trump when he was running in 2016.”
President Trump was met with chants of “lock him up” and loud booing as he arrived shortly after the first inning during the World Series game between the Nationals and Astros in Washington.