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’Un-American’: Morning Joe condemns ‘lock him up’ chants directed at Trump during World Series game


Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski denounced the “lock him up” chants directed at President Trump during Game 5 of the World Series.

Trump attended the game Sunday at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. When the president was shown on the big screen, he was met with loud boos and “lock him up” chants.

“I speak to the ‘lock him up chants.’ Again, it is un-American. And it started with Donald Trump. In fact, he’s made it a centerpiece of his campaign rallies,” Scarborough said Monday.

“We find it sickening when it happens at his rallies. I find it kind of sickening to watch people — “ Mika Brzezinski added.

“Of course it’s sickening. We are Americans and we do not do that. We do not want the world hearing us chant ‘lock him up’ to this president or to any president,” Scarborough said.

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Mark Lerner, the owner of the Washington Nationals, said last week the president should attend the game, regardless of fans’ political views.

“Well, he has every right to come,” Lerner said. “He’s the president of the United States, whether you like him or not. It’s a special event. He should be at it.”

After another loss, the Nationals are headed back to Houston to play the Astros in Game 6 of the World Series. The Astros lead the Nationals 3-2 in the series.