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Politics Crowd chants 'lock her up' about Whitmer at Michigan Trump rally

04:16  18 october  2020
04:16  18 october  2020 Source:   thehill.com

'Incredibly disturbing': Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says Trump incites domestic terrorism

  'Incredibly disturbing': Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says Trump incites domestic terrorism Whitmer's remarks Sunday followed a Saturday Michigan Trump rally at which the president criticized the governor, prompting chants of "Lock her up.""It's incredibly disturbing that the president of the United States, 10 days after a plot to kidnap, put me on trial, and execute me … is at it again … inciting this kind of domestic terrorism," Whitmer said on NBC's "Meet the Press," following a Trump campaign appearance in Michigan Saturday.

Gretchen Whitmer has criticized Michigan 's MAGA fans and President Trump for a chorus of ' lock her up ' chants , saying that rhetoric has endangered her family. The Michigan governor unleashed her critcisms on Saturday evening, while Trump spoke before a large crowd at a campaign rally in

Trump rally crowd chants ‘ lock her up ’ at Nancy Pelosi. “We’re the ones who should be angry.” Trump ’s remarks ignited the “ lock her up ” chant that became a popular rally cry four years ago whenever the president mentioned his 2016 Democratic challenger, former secretary of state Hillary

The crowd at President Trump's Saturday evening rally in Muskegon, Mich., chanted "lock her up," after the president demanded Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) re-open the state amid the coronavirus pandemic.

'They're amateurs': Feds say plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was dangerous, poorly planned

  'They're amateurs': Feds say plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was dangerous, poorly planned U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Berens agreed the government had probable cause to charge the six defendants, despite objections by defense lawyers.This is what the prosecution argued in court Friday in convincing a judge to order six men to stand trial on charges they plotted for months to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer because they were angry over her lockdown order.

The crowd at President Trump ’s campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, broke into a chant of “ lock her up ” after he made references to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The “ lock her up ” chant echoes those leveled by Trump supporters against his 2016 rival Hillary Clinton. The protesters appear to be a vocal minority; Whitmer ’s handling of the crisis receives a favorable review from 71% of Michigan residents. Whitmer expressed sadness that the thousands of

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a crowd: Crowd chants 'lock her up' about Whitmer at Michigan Trump rally © Getty Images Crowd chants 'lock her up' about Whitmer at Michigan Trump rally

The chant from the crowd comes just a little more than one week after the FBI announced that it had foiled a plan to kidnap the governor.

"You gotta get your governor to open up your state, okay?" Trump told the crowd, that then erupted in cheers. "And get your schools open. Get your schools open. The schools have to be open, right?"

Some people in the audience then started chanting, "lock her up!"

The alleged kidnapping plot against the Michigan governor as told in photos

  The alleged kidnapping plot against the Michigan governor as told in photos A photo series showing how the kidnapping plot against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer unfolded. Tensions between Whitmer, the state's second female governor, and right-wing activists have been playing out publicly, with large protests through the spring and summer as the governor instituted restrictions to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Jesse Jackson to endorse Bernie Sanders at Michigan rally . Someone got a woman at the West Virginia rally on tape saying everything's fake news and she doesn't believe anything unless it He also said the lock her up phrase played well in the campaign but he was done with that now.

Crowd chants ‘ Lock him up ’ after Trump accuses Obama of ‘spying’ on campaign. The chants from the indoor audience at the rally outside Las Vegas mimicked the popular rally cry from supporters whenever Trump mentioned his 2016 Democratic challenger, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

"Lock 'em all up," Trump responded, after which the chants from the crowd continued.

Trump told the crowd later on in the rally to "be careful of her and her attorney general because you know they're like in charge of the ballot stuff. How the hell do I put my political and our country's political life in the hands of a pure partisan like that?"

Whitmer quickly responded to the rally comments on Twitter, writing "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," she added.

Whitmer's comment echo similar statements she made before about the foiled plot against her.

After FBI announced it had taken several men into custody in connection with the alleged plot, Whitmer said Trump was "complicit" in stoking extremist attacks.

She added that his refusal to explicitly denounce extremist groups during the first presidential debate served as a "rallying cry" to the militia groups who allegedly planned to kidnap her.

Trump responded to the rebuke on Twitter, claiming Whitmer did a "terrible job" in her response to the coronavirus pandemic and "locked down her state for everyone."

Whitmer has imposed some of the most stringent restrictions on businesses and other activities in the state amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Gretchen Whitmer, who was at the center of a failed kidnapping plot, says Trump encourages domestic terrorists by legitimizing their actions

  Gretchen Whitmer, who was at the center of a failed kidnapping plot, says Trump encourages domestic terrorists by legitimizing their actions "When our leaders encourage domestic terrorists, they legitimize their actions," Democratic Governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer wrote in an op-ed."I'm not going to waste my time arguing with the president. But I will always hold him accountable. Because when our leaders speak, their words carry weight," she said.

A Georgia crowd chanted ' lock her up ' at the president as he ripped a woman on Sunday afternoon for lying about her alleged rape by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Trump is seen above at a rally in Macon, Georgia on Sunday. President Trump mocked Elizabeth Warren on Sunday night for

President Trump 's supporters chanted “ lock her up ” ahead of his arrival at a rally in Mosinee, Wis., on Wednesday evening, just hours after the Secret Service said it found.

The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Monday that the governor could not delay the enactment of a previous court decision that determined she did not have the authority to continue a state of emergency amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Whitmer says she has 'always felt safe' but doubles down on charges that extremists are 'finding comfort' in Republican rhetoric

  Gov. Whitmer says she has 'always felt safe' but doubles down on charges that extremists are 'finding comfort' in Republican rhetoric Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who was the target of a failed kidnapping plot, said she remains "concerned about safety and integrity going into this election."Whitmer was a target of a failed kidnapping plot by at least six men who had ties to the militant "boogaloo" movement that allegedly urged its members to conduct surveillance on the governor's private home.

Trump's rally came after Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Thursday said that a Wisconsin man was charged for his alleged support of the kidnapping plot, making him the eighth person to face federal or state charges in connection with the alleged plan.

Nessel had said in an interview with "CBS This Morning" last week that the governor and her family had been forced to "move around" to maintain Whitmer's protection while federal and state authorities tracked the militia groups during their months-long investigation.

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