Trump Calls for Ovation for Clintons: ‘I Have a Lot of Respect’ for Them

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It appears that Donald Trump’s campaign chant to “lock her up” is moving further and further into the newly inaugurated president’s rearview mirror. During his brief remarks before a congressional luncheon Friday on Capitol Hill, the president thanked Bill and Hillary Clinton for being in attendance for his inauguration and the subsequent luncheon. “I was very honored when I heard that President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton was coming today,” Trump said of his election foe. “I’d like you to stand up,” he said to the crowd of members of Congress, dignitaries, and his cabinet nominees. “Honestly, there’s nothing more I can say because I have a lot of respect for those two people.”