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Trump Saying He'll Jail Clinton Does Not Put Him In Good Company

The Republican presidential nominee's remarks also got a fair amount of criticism online.

During the second presidential debate, Donald Trump said to Hillary Clinton, "But if I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation, because there has never been so many lies, so much deception."

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Directing your administration to prosecute a political opponent isn't really a sign of a healthy democracy. The remarks earned the Republican presidential nominee a fair amount of criticism online

It also put him in the same boat as some other political leaders who have punished opponents with imprisonment. 

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