President Trump Calls on Whitmer to Open Mich. During Muskegon Rally, Whitmer Responds
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who was recently the target of a foiled kidnapping plot, is calling-out President Trump for inciting domestic terrorism.
Trump Saturday seemed to dismiss and downplay the plot saying, “I guess they said she was threatened, right?”
During a campaign in Muskegon, Michigan Saturday the president asked for Whitmer to open up the state.
“You’ve got to get your Governor to open up your state. Okay? And get your schools open. Get your schools open. The schools have to be open. Lock em all up,” said President Trump.
During the rally he went on to encourage crowds to chant “lock her up”.
During a ‘Meet the Press’ interview Sunday, Whitmer said Trump’s rhetoric is dangerous and wrong.
“You know, it’s incredibly disturbing that the President of the United States, 10 days after a plot to kidnap, put me on trial and execute me, 10 days after that was uncovered, the President is at it again and inspiring and incentivizing and inciting this kind of domestic terrorism. It is wrong. It’s got to end. It is dangerous, not just for me and my family, but for public servants everywhere,” said Whitmer.
Governor Whitmer went on to say people of goodwill on both sides of the aisle need to step up and call-out trump’s rhetoric.
President Trump once again used the Muskegon rally to appeal to suburban women where officials say he has lost a lot of his support from 2016.