Trump slams Michigan Gov Gretchen Whitmer despite kidnapping plot against her, Internet says 'he's the worst'

Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller criticized the governor for her televised remarks and said she 'wakes up everyday with such hatred in her heart' for Trump


                            Trump slams Michigan Gov Gretchen Whitmer despite kidnapping plot against her, Internet says 'he's the worst'
Donald Trump and Gretchen Whitmer (Getty Images)

Thirteen people were charged on October 8, in connection with the alleged domestic plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel informed that six people were charged federally with conspiracy to kidnap and seven other people, associated with the militia group ‘Wolverine Watchmen’, were charged by the state.

In televised remarks on October 8 afternoon, 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."

In response, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said, "President Trump has continually condemned white supremacists and all forms of hate. Governor Whitmer is sowing division by making these outlandish allegations. America stands united against hate and in support of our federal law enforcement who stopped this plot."

Even 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 tweets received a lot of replies from Twitter users. Journalist Aaron Rupar said, “It's just insane that the president is attacking an elected official who is the victim of a kidnapping/murder plot hatched by his supporters. Trump is evil.” One user alleged, “Notice how Donald Trump is the victim?? Unbelievable. He can’t even be bothered with condemning the #WhiteSupremacists plot.” Another user tweeted, “I swear he’s the worst person on the planet. Who says that after hearing about a thwarted plan to kidnap and likely harm someone?” A user accused Trump saying, “The president is publicly legitimating a plot to kidnap a Democrat governor. This is beyond dangerous. This is genuinely appalling. He has to go.” One commented, “FYI, not sure how aware you are of this -- let alone anything -- but the US DOJ, FBI, and other federal law enforcement ARE NOT YOURS. THEY ARE OURS.Guess you'll learn that soon enough.”



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

After the announcement by federal and state officials, Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller criticized the governor for her televised remarks and said she “wakes up everyday with such hatred in her heart” for Trump.

Whitmer told CNN's Erin Burnett on Out Front, “You know, the fact that after a plot to kidnap and to kill me, this is what they come out with. They start attacking me, as opposed to what good, decent people would do is to check in and say, 'Are you OK?' -- which is what (Democratic presidential nominee) Joe Biden did.” She also said, “I think that tells you everything that's at stake in this election. It tells you everything you need to know about the character of the two people on this ballot that we have to choose from in a few weeks.” Biden later tweeted: "When Governor Whitmer worked to protect her state from a deadly pandemic, President Trump issued a call to "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!" That call was heard. He's giving oxygen to the bigotry and hate we see on the march in our country — and we have to stop it." 

 



 

 

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