Gretchen Whitmer blasts Trump supporters for chanting 'lock her up'

Grant Boone
October 18, 2020

The president is holding rallies in traditional Republican strongholds, including Arizona, where he plans to campaign on Monday, and Georgia, where he campaigned on Friday night.

This month, 13 members of extremist groups were charged with plotting to kidnap the MI governor because of her measures to control the spread of the coronavirus.

"It's incredibly disturbing that the president of the United States - ten days after a plot to kidnap, put me on trial and execute me, ten days after that was uncovered - the president is at it again", Whitmer said on NBC's "Meet the Press". "It is risky, not just for me and my family, but for public servants everywhere who are doing their jobs". "People of good will on both sides of the aisle need to step up and call this out and bring the heat down".

"The president has to realise that words of the president of the United States weigh a ton. We do not tolerate actions like he is giving comfort to".

Pelosi backed her up Sunday, characterising Trump's language as "irresponsible".

Trump narrowly won MI in 2016, but Muskegon Co. voted blue, which his supporters hope will change.

Michigan's Gretchen Whitmer fired back at President Donald Trump.

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Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said the accusation makes no sense and that Russian Federation is not giving anyone false information.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who the Federal Bureau of Investigation says was targeted by a foiled kidnapping plot, on Sunday accused President Trump of fanning the flames of domestic terrorism when he didn't put a stop to chants of "lock her up!" that erupted the day before during a rally in her home state.

"Lock them all up", Trump concurred. She was threatened. And she blamed me!

The crowd cheered in response and only got louder when Trump said: 'Hopefully you'll be sending her packing pretty soon'.

The crowd responded by chanting, "Lock her up!"

Pressed on the President's amplification of his supporters' "lock her up" chants the morning after, Lara Trump piggybacked off of her father-in-law's talking point that his Department of Justice "actually thwarted this attack against" the MI governor. But others did and it was wrong.

Trump continued deflecting as she reiterated that the President just wanted to have fun at his rally.

The governor's deputy digital director took to Twitter attesting to "violent rhetoric" toward Whitmer escalating online "e$3 very single time the President does this at a rally". "It just has to". "It has to stop".

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