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Politics Lara Trump defends president's rhetoric after 'lock her up' chants about Whitmer at rally: 'He was having fun'

18:05  18 october  2020
18:05  18 october  2020 Source:   thehill.com

AG: Michigan governor, family were moved as plotters tracked

  AG: Michigan governor, family were moved as plotters tracked LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her family were at times moved around by authorities as law enforcement tracked the men who allegedly plotted for months to kidnap her, Michigan's attorney general said Friday. Dana Nessel disclosed the detail to “CBS This Morning." She said the Democratic governor was consistently updated about the investigation over the past couple months. “She was aware of things that were happening," NesselDana Nessel disclosed the detail to “CBS This Morning." She said the Democratic governor was consistently updated about the investigation over the past couple months.

Lara Trump defends president ’ s attacks on Michigan’s Whitmer : ‘ He was having fun ’. Noting that the president on Saturday criticized the Michigan governor at a rally , just a few weeks after she was threatened with kidnapping by domestic terrorists, which in turn led to led to chants of " lock her up

Gretchen Whitmer admonished President Trump and his supporters for chanting ' lock her up ' on Saturday. Whitmer said that rhetoric ' has put me, my family, and other government officials’ lives in danger'. A group of men plotted to kidnap Whitmer at her vacation home in Michigan last week, but it

President Trump's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, defended him on Sunday after he drew criticism over "lock her up" chants his crowd directed toward Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) at his rally the night before.

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The president told attendees, "You gotta get your governor to open up your state, okay? And get your schools open. Get your schools open. The schools have to be open, right?"

Some of the audience in Muskegon, Mich. began repeatedly shouting, "Lock her up," not long after. Moments later, President Trump responded, "Lock 'em all up," as the chants continued.

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.

Trump Rally Crowd Chants ‘ Lock Her Up ’ About Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer , Target of The crowd watching President Donald Trump speak Saturday in Muskegon, Michigan, chanted Whitmer responded on Twitter: “This is exactly the rhetoric that has put me, my family, and other government

President Donald Trump escalated his criticism of the “radical left” over efforts to remove statues of historical figures linked to slavery during a rally in The crowd responded with a “ lock her up ” chant , to which Trump replied “ lock ‘em all up .” During Trump ’ s rally on Saturday, Whitmer tweeted: “This

The rally came about a week and a half after the FBI said it foiled a plot by a militia group that planned to abduct the governor.

During her appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday morning, Lara Trump, a senior campaign advisor to the president who is also married to his son, Eric, was pressed by host Jake Tapper about the rhetoric.

"Don't you think that the president should tone it down when talking about people, about whom there have literally threats against their lives in this very, very heightened time?" Tapper asked.

"Well, gosh. I would like to show people my social media and the threats against me, the threats against my children when you have members of, you know, the Democrat party coming out and telling people, 'Get in their face,' 'Go harass them.' This is not just on one side, Jake," she responded.

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.

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President Trump traveled to the Midwest on Saturday for Whitmer condemns rhetoric at Trump rally with chants of ‘ lock her up ’. By Hannah Knowles. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on Saturday slammed President Trump ’ s rally in her state where people chanted “ lock her up ,” denouncing it as

"Look, anything against you or your family or your children is horrible, detestable and I condemn it right now," Tapper said. "And if there were any Democratic politicians that were, you know, throwing fuel on the fire, I would say, 'Tone it down.' Why aren't you toning it down?"

"But I don't look at threats based on what party are the recipients," he continued. "My question is, shouldn't everybody just tone it down, including your father-in-law?"

"He wasn't doing anything, I don't think, to provoke people to threaten this woman at all. He was having fun at a Trump rally, and quite frankly there are bigger issues than this right now for everyday Americans," Lara Trump responded, saying "people want to get the country reopened" and "they want to get back to work."

"There are issues at hand here that are bigger than just keeping everybody locked down. So, I think people are frustrated and, look, the president was at a rally, it's a fun, light atmosphere. Of course he wasn't encouraging people to threaten this woman. That's ridiculous," she added.

'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.

Before the President departed on his trip to Ohio, then to travel to his Bedminster, NJ, resort, this weekend — The White House staff lined up to wish His posts have been retweeted by President Trump and have made the headlines at the Drudge Report. Joe worked as a corporate executive in

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"Well, I don't think lock her up is fun. But let's move on," Tapper said before continuing the interview.

Whitmer criticized Trump on Twitter on late Saturday.

"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 said.

Tori Saylor, the governor's deputy digital director, also addressed the rally in a tweet on Saturday evening that has since gone viral.

"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," she said.

Shortly after the FBI released information regarding the plot by a militia group targeting Whitmer earlier this month, the governor said the president's refusal "to condemn white supremacist and hate groups" at the first presidential debate weeks back served as "as a rallying cry, as a call to action" for such groups.

"Just last week, the president of the United States stood before the American people and refused to condemn white supremacist and hate groups like these two Michigan militia groups," she said then. "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. When our leaders meet with, encourage or fraternize with domestic terrorists, they legitimize their actions and they are complicit."

Thirteen people identified as members of a militia group have been charged in connection with the kidnapping plot.

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