Whitmer’s remarks had been apparently in response to Trump’s marketing campaign rally Saturday in Muskegon, Mich., throughout which he criticized her state’s coronavirus-related restrictions and his supporters broke out into chants of “lock her up.”
The president didn’t try to quell the requires the governor’s imprisonment, as an alternative saying: “Lock all of them up.”
Trump has repeatedly assailed Whitmer’s administration of the coronavirus all through the pandemic, even encouraging his supporters to “LIBERATE” Michigan in April. However his newest assault got here lower than two weeks after the FBI revealed the governor was the goal of a foiled kidnapping plot.
Requested Sunday about Trump weekend rally, Whitmer stated it was “extremely disturbing that the president of america — 10 days after a plot to kidnap, put me on trial and execute me — 10 days after that was uncovered, the president is at it once more and provoking and incentivizing and inciting this type of home terrorism.”
Whitmer went on to argue that Trump’s language is “harmful” not just for her household, however for “public servants in every single place who’re doing their jobs and making an attempt to guard their fellow People.”
The governor beforehand condemned Trump’s rally remarks in a tweet Saturday night, writing that his rhetoric “has put me, my household, and different authorities officers’ lives in peril whereas we attempt to save the lives of our fellow People. It must cease.”