Rob Crilly

How ‘Hillary for prison’ went mainstream

If there’s one slogan that encapsulates what is happening at the Republican convention in Cleveland it is not any of the official ones. Not Donald Trump’s ‘Make America great again’ or his ‘America First’ line with its awkward echoes of American fascists through the ages. Instead it is the one emblazoned on thousands of T-shirts worn inside the convention centre or flogged on every street corner.

‘Hillary for prison 2016’ has become the theme of the Grand Old Party’s summer gathering in Cleveland, the one unifying force as party officials try to bring Republicans together around their most divisive candidate in generations.


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