Michigan Gov. Whitmer says Trump is inciting domestic terrorism after 'lock her up' chants at rally
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer stands on stage at an event where General Motors announced that GMs Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant will build the all-electric Cruise Origin self-driving shuttle on January 27, 2020 in Hamtramck, Michigan.
Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said on Sunday that President Donald Trump was fueling domestic terrorism a day after his criticisms of her Covid-19 mitigation efforts during a rally in the state spurred his supporters to chant "lock her up!"
"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," Whitmer said during an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press."
At his campaign rally in Muskegon, Michigan on Saturday, Trump criticized what he called Whitmer's "draconian, unscientific lockdown."
"You got to get your governor to open your state and get your schools open. The schools have to be open, right?" Trump said.
Schools throughout the state have already been permitted to open, though many are dealing with new coronavirus outbreaks.
His comments came less than two weeks after 13 individuals were charged in connection with a plot to kidnap Whitmer and "try" her for treason. A 14th person has since been charged. Whitmer had previously suggested that Trump, who has attacked her lockdown measures as being overly harsh, was "complicit" in the plot because of his rhetoric.
Whitmer said that it was disturbing to her that the president had resumed his attacks "10 days after a plot to kidnap, put me on trial ...
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