Michigan Gov. Whitmer calls Trump's latest attacks 'incredibly disturbing'

Elias Hubbard
October 20, 2020

MI governor Gretchen Whitmer said US President Donald Trump's criticism of her at a rally was "incredibly disturbing" after he called her "dishonest" and drew shouts of "lock her up" from the crowd.

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.

The predominant face of opposition to Trump's preferred hands-off approach in MI is Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

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.

After the interview, Trump's campaign quickly seized on a single item that was spotted on a table in the background of Whitmer's interview: A pin with the numbers "8645" on it.

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

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

Said a Whitmer spokesperson to Newsweek: "The silly season is officially here".

On Sunday morning, Whitmer told MSNBC that Trump's incendiary rhetoric is "dangerous" not only for her and her family, but also "for public servants everywhere who are doing their jobs and trying to protect their fellow Americans". Now, it is commonly used to describe restaurant patrons that are objectionable or need to be thrown out. 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. Trump won the state's electoral votes in the 2016 presidential election and aims to do such again this year, despite now trailing behind Joe Biden by as many as nine points in polls. As they chanted, the president remarked, "Lock 'em all up".

But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday urged Trump to "realize that the words of the president of the United States weigh a ton".

It's been less than a month since the Federal Bureau of Investigation thwarted a plot to kidnap and possibly kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI), but President Donald Trump is still making fun of her.

MI - particularly the Detroit area - was hit hard early during the pandemic.

Mediaite reports: "On Friday, U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge released evidence that was used this week in a hearing for the six men charged in a plot to kidnap, hold a "trial" for, and murder the Democratic Michigan governor - Adam Fox, Barry Croft, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris, and Brandon Caserta - and those exhibits include videos and texts that cut against the absurd theory that the men merely meant to effect a citizen's arrest".

Some of the Wolverine Watchmen are accused of planning other violent crimes, such as storming the Michigan Capitol building and attacking law enforcement officers.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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