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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who the FBI said was targeted by a failed kidnapping plot, on Sunday accused President Trump of stoking the fires of domestic terrorism when he did not stop the chants of “Lock her up!” Which erupted the day before during a rally in her hometown.
“It is very upsetting that the President of the United States, 10 days after the kidnapping plot, brought me to trial and executed me, 10 days after this was revealed, the president once again inspires, motivates and incites this kind.” She said on NBC Meet the press.
During a rally in Muskegon, Michigan, on Saturday, Trump blamed Witmur for imposing what he saw as extremely severe restrictions on the country during the pandemic. This led to the chorus “Lock It Up!” Cheers. Instead of condemning the chants, Trump appeared to urge his supporters to smile and say, “You have to make your governor open your state” and “lock them all up.”
a The number of members or associates Militia leader Wolverine Wachman faces a range of state and federal charges for allegedly attempting to kidnap Whitmer.
It is a risk not just for me and my family, but for public servants everywhere doing their work and trying to protect their American brothers, ”said Democrat Whitmire, urging people on both sides of the corridor to“ call this up and turn the heat down. ”
But Trump’s chief adviser and daughter-in-law Lara Trump rejected the rally slogans, describing them as part of the “fun.”
“He wasn’t doing anything, I don’t think, to provoke people to threaten this woman at all,” she told CNN. State of the Union On Sunday. “It’s a fun and light atmosphere. Of course it wasn’t encouraging people to threaten this woman; it’s ridiculous.”
When asked whether the president should soften his rhetoric against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmire, senior Trump campaign advisor Lara Trump said, “He has done nothing, I don’t think, to provoke people to threaten this woman at all. He was enjoying the Trump run. ” #It has been revealed pic.twitter.com/Hm9GIWeH5d
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Jason Miller, Trump’s senior campaign advisor, said Fox News Sunday Trump did not regret the cheer that erupted at the rally, saying the crowd was frustrated by restrictions and flirting with the country.
“I’m happy President Trump [Department of Justice] He was able to get rid of these psychopaths and put them away, ” Miller He said“But the fact of the matter is that people in Michigan want to reopen their country.”
Trump supporters have often chanted “locked her up” about his 2016 presidential rival Hillary Clinton.