Michigan Gov Whitmer blasts POTUS for 'lock them all up' comment at rally, Internet says 'Trump is afraid'

The crowd at the Michigan rally had taken up the chant of 'lock her up'. To which Trump is reported to have said 'Lock them all up'


                            Michigan Gov Whitmer blasts POTUS for 'lock them all up' comment at rally, Internet says 'Trump is afraid'
Gretchen Whitmer and Trump (Getty Images)

Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer criticized President Donald Trump for his provocative rhetoric towards her at a campaign rally on Saturday, October 17. Speaking in Western Michigan, Trump stated that Whitmer needs to lift restrictions imposed due to the pandemic.

He said, “You’ve got to get your governor to open up your state. And get your schools open.” The crowd erupted with the chant of “lock her up”. To which Trump said, “Lock them all up”, as reported by Politico. Whitmer took to Twitter and quote-tweeted a tweet that featured a video clip of the rally where Trump can be heard saying the above statement. She wrote: “This is exactly the rhetoric that has put me, my family, and other government officials’ lives in danger while we try to save the lives of our fellow Americans. It needs to stop.”

Whitmer’s deputy digital director, Tori Saylor wrote on Twitter, “I am the Governor's Deputy Digital Director. I see everything that is said about and to her online. Every single time the President does this at a rally, the violent rhetoric towards her immediately escalates on social media. It has to stop. It just has to.”



 

 



 

Soon this was being discussed on social media. One user said, “So sorry Governor Whitmer!! Trump is disgusting, disgraceful, despicable, deceitful, dangerous and evil as they come. I don't understand why no one has stopped him. Prayers for you and your family.” A user commented, “You're a strong, intelligent woman. @realDonaldTrump is afraid of you because of that.” 

A user stated, “I moved from New York to Michigan a month ago, and so was lucky enough to have two smart, articulate, and science-believing Governors. Trump hates people who have the talent, intelligence, and morality he lacks and which are essential to someone holding office.” A user questioned, “What are you doing about this @FBI. Trump should not be allowed to say another word about @GovWhitmer. All of us know that his rhetoric has fueled the attempts on her life.  Shut it down!”



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

Speaker of the Michigan House Lee Chatfield tweeted in support of Trump, “I was proud to speak in support of the President tonight! I’m excited to vote for him again. And no, Trump didn’t chant “lock her up” about our Governor. But others did and it was wrong. She was literally just targeted. Let’s debate differences. Let’s win elections. But not that.”



 

 

On October 8 afternoon, in a televised remark, Whitmer said, "Just last week, the President of the United States stood before the American people and refused to condemn white supremacists and hate groups like these two Michigan militia groups. 'Stand back and stand by,' he told them. 'Stand back and stand by.' Hate groups heard the President's words not as a rebuke, but as a rallying cry, as a call to action. When our leaders speak, their words matter. They carry weight."

Trump in a series of tweets attacked her. He tweeted, “Governor Whitmer of Michigan has done a terrible job. She locked down her state for everyone, except her husband’s boating activities. The Federal Government provided tremendous help to the Great People of Michigan. My Justice Department and Federal Law Enforcement announced...” He continued, “...today that they foiled a dangerous plot against the Governor of Michigan. Rather than say thank you, she calls me a White Supremacist—while Biden and Democrats refuse to condemn Antifa, Anarchists, Looters and Mobs that burn down Democrat run cities...” Trump added, “I do not tolerate ANY extreme violence. Defending ALL Americans, even those who oppose and attack me, is what I will always do as your President! Governor Whitmer—open up your state, open up your schools, and open up your churches!”



 

 



 

 

These remarks were made by the internet and individual organizations, MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) cannot confirm them independently and nor does it support these claims being made on the Internet.
 

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