MI governor disturbed by Trump criticism and 'lock her up' chants By

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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.

At the rally, Trump hammered Whitmer for keeping the state locked down amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"It's got to end", Whitmer said.

Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer has accused Donald Trump of "inciting domestic terrorism" for attacking her following the discovery of the plot to kidnap her.

During his MI rally on Saturday night, Trump repeated his previous gripe that Whitmer should be more appreciative of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for thwarting the alleged right-wing kidnapping plot. And get your schools open!

The event errupted into repeated "lock her up" chants, which Trump merely brushed off and added, 'lock them all 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.

As McDaniel said she was thankful for Whitmer's safety, Stephanopoulos reminded her "he's saying lock them all up!"

Asked again about the threats Whitmer has received, Trump hit back that she has gotten threats as well and that "this is not just on one side".

Whitmer said after the arrests that Trump's language gives comfort to these kinds of militia groups.

"I guess they said she was threatened, right?"

"And in all fairness to people who listen to him, people think the president is important and what he says should be adhered to", she continued. When asked if he should "tone it down", Lara said he was just "having fun" at the rally.

"The president has to realize that words of the president of the United States weigh a ton. It is unsafe not just for me and my family, but for public servants everywhere who are doing their jobs and trying to protect their fellow Americans", the Democrat Whitmer said, urging people on both sides of the aisle to "call this out and bring the heat down". "Of course he wasn't encouraging people to threaten this woman; that's ridiculous". "And in our political dialogue, to inject fear tactics into it - especially a woman governor and her family - is so irresponsible", she said on ABC's "This Week." "The biggest antidote to his poison is the vote", she said.



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