Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she was “surprised” that President Trump singled her out during a rally in Iowa but called it part of his “technique of division.”
“It’s part of a technique of division rather than uniting people in this great country,” Feinstein said on Wednesday when asked about the “lock her up” chants at Trump’s rally, according to The Hill.
The funny part here is that Trump was just mocking Feinstein’s reaction to be asked if she leaking information to the press. The chanting was the result of growing frustration from the public over dirty political tricks played by the left.
The president was taking a number of Democratic senators to task, who he said have gone “wacko,” when he got to Feinstein. He accused the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee of leaking “the documents,” presumably referring to the theory that her office leaked the letter containing Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the news media, USA Today reported.
“How about Sen. Feinstein? That’s another beauty,” Trump said. “Did you leak the documents?”
“‘Huh, what? What? No, I didn’t … ‘” the president asked in an apparent attempt to mockingly parody Feinstein.
Trump, who has called Democrats “an angry left-wing mob,” then turned to the crowd for judgment, asking, “Did we leak?”
“Did we leak?” he repeated, pointing to an audience member.
“He just said, ‘No, we didn’t leak,'” Trump said, laughing.
At the point, the crowd began a thunderous chant of “Lock her up!” in unison.
Feinstein went on to say that the documents were neither classified nor confidential and felt like the crowd was unjustified in calling for her arrest. So she deflects and defends while maintaining her innocence? She even blamed Trump for the crowd’s reaction when it was so clearly their own decision.
Feinstein called Trump’s remarks “ridiculous and an embarrassment.”
“Dr. Blasey Ford knows I kept her confidence, she and her lawyers said so repeatedly. Republican senators admit it. Even the reporter who broke the story said it wasn’t me or my staff,” Feinstein continued.
At Tuesday’s rally, Trump quickly moved on from Feinstein to Clinton, who also drew a “Lock her up!” chant when Trump brought up a previous trade deal with South Korea, which he called a “Hillary Clinton deal.”