‘It needs to stop’: Whitmer slams Donald Trump for rally attack

Clay Curtis
October 20, 2020

"And, in all fairness to people who listen to him, people think the president is important and what he says should be adhered to".

When thousands of protesters, including armed militia members, converged on the state capitol in Lansing in April to protest Ms Whitmer's social-distancing measures, Mr Trump encouraged the demonstrators, tweeting, "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!". Okay? And get your schools open.

At his Saturday rally in Muskegon, Mich., Trump set out to prove Guthrie wrong with an nearly unbelievable string of "did he really just say that" moments.

Donald Trump's campaign is accusing Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer of "encouraging assassination attempts" on the President on Sunday afternoon after she displayed an "8645" sign during a recent interview.

The crowd responded with chants of "lock her up", a refrain of a phrase used against then-candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign. Whitmer, with her nationally televised call to "86" our 45th president not only displayed her contempt for Trump but also for the more than two million MI voters who went for Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016 and put the state in the Republican column for the first time since 1988.

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They argue the 45 refers to Trump being the 45th president.

The controversial attack against Michigan's governor arises roughly a week after it was revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had arrested 13 alleged domestic terrorists for conspiring to kidnap and kill Governor Whitmer.

She said that the rhetoric was "incredibly disturbing" a little more than a week after authorities announced they had thwarted an alleged plot to kidnap the Democratic governor. "Hopefully, you'll be sending her packing pretty soon".

After slamming Trump campaign senior adviser Lara Trump on her "obviously unfounded, inappropriate" remark that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is experiencing a cognitive decline while appearing on CNN earlier Sunday morning, Coons said he also found her defense of the President encouraging "lock her up" chants against Whitmer to be "particularly troubling", given the alleged right-wing conspiracy that the Federal Bureau of Investigation foiled earlier this month.

President Donald Trump speaks during his, "The Great American Comeback Rally", at Cecil Airport on September 24, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Of course, he wasn't doing anything to threaten this woman. "He was having fun at a Trump rally", she said. "That's ridiculous", she later added. The Democratic governor was speaking on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday. She urged people upset by Trump's comments to cast ballots in the upcoming election. "It just has to", she said.

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