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Politics Whitmer says Trump 'inciting' domestic terrorism as campaign adviser dismisses President's rhetoric as 'having fun' at rallies

18:06  18 october  2020
18:06  18 october  2020 Source:   cnn.com

Trump says Whitmer didn't say 'thank you' after thwarted kidnapped plot. She did thank law enforcement

  Trump says Whitmer didn't say 'thank you' after thwarted kidnapped plot. She did thank law enforcement Whitmer thanked law enforcement in her press conference on Thursday but criticized Trump for his responses to hate groups.Seven additional people are also facing state charges pursuant to Michigan's anti-terrorism act in connection to the alleged plot.

Gretchen Whitmer lashed out at Trump for inciting domestic terrorism after he encouraged a rally crowd in Michigan to chant 'lock her up' over her 'It is dangerous, not just for me and my family, but for public servants everywhere,' Whitmer said Sunday morning of the president ' s comments.

Trump accused Whitmer , whom he has previously called "a dictator," of unnecessarily locking down "Every single time the President does this at a rally , the violent rhetoric towards her immediately Trump campaigns as if the pandemic is over. Trump campaigned in Wisconsin and Michigan on

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called out President Donald Trump on Sunday for incendiary comments he made about her during a weekend campaign rally, saying the President's heightened rhetoric just days after authorities foiled a plot by extremists to kidnap her is "inciting this kind of domestic terrorism."

a person looking at the camera: In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer has extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19. © Michigan Office of the Governor/AP In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer has extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19.

But as Whitmer, a Democrat, pleaded with Trump to "bring down the heat," the President's daughter-in-law Lara Trump described the President's calls to jail the governor as him "having fun," during an interview with CNN on Sunday.

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.

Some of US President Donald Trump ' s supporters who were present at his rally in Muskegon, Michigan, on Saturday, chanted "lock her up" as the Trump urged Governor Gretchen Whitmer to re-open the state amid the coronavirus outbreak. "You gotta get your governor to open up your state

Whitmer condemns rhetoric at Trump rally with chants of ‘lock her up’. By Hannah Knowles. Trump has repeatedly condemned Whitmer ’ s pandemic response as overly strict with calls to “LIBERATE Trump said at a campaign rally in Georgia. “I’m not going to feel so good. Maybe I’ll have to leave

"You know, 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, 10 days after that was uncovered, the President is at it again and inspiring and incentivizing and inciting this kind of domestic terrorism," Whitmer said in an interview on NBC.

"It is wrong. It's got to end. It is dangerous, not just for me and my family, but for public servants everywhere who are doing their jobs and trying to protect their fellow Americans. People of goodwill on both sides of the aisle need to step up and call this out and bring the heat down," she added.

During a rally Saturday in Michigan, Trump accused Whitmer, whom he has previously called "a dictator," of unnecessarily locking down her state as she fought the coronavirus pandemic. That led his crowd to break into a chant of "Lock her up!" a little more than a week after federal authorities revealed a plot by extremists to kidnap Whitmer and overthrow the government.

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.

President tweeted that Minnesota, Michigan and Virginia should be ‘liberated’ after demonstrations against social Trump has repeatedly ignored his own entreaty to put partisan politics aside during the Whitmer , who dismissed the stunt as “essentially a political rally ”, has emerged as a possible

President Trump ' s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani was working with associates in Ukraine to fabricate dirt on Joe Biden while attempting to discredit the Russian election interference outlined in the Mueller Report.

Rather than condemning the derailed plot -- which led to terrorism, conspiracy and weapons charges against more than a dozen men -- or discouraging that kind of divisive language, Trump responded to the cheer by saying, "Lock them all up" -- drawing on his authoritarian rhetoric about jailing his political opponents by adding Hillary Clinton and the Biden family into the mix.

Asked about the chants by CNN's Jake Tapper on State of the Union, Lara Trump, who serves as a senior adviser for the Trump campaign, downplayed the comments and dismissed concerns about their potential impact.

"Well, look, he wasn't doing anything, I don't think, to provoke people to threaten this woman at all," she said, referring to Whitmer. "He was having fun at a Trump rally."

During his rally Saturday, Trump also complained that Whitmer said publicly that his refusal to denounce White supremacists, extremists and hate groups has emboldened activists like those who allegedly planned the foiled attack against her.

"I guess they said she was threatened, right?" Trump said, seeming to doubt the specifics of the case and underplaying the violence it could have entailed. "She was threatened, and she blamed me -- she blamed me, and our people were the ones that worked with her people, so let's see what happens."

This story is breaking and will be updated.

How FBI says Michigan gov kidnapping plot went from texts, small gatherings to raid .
14 men are accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The FBI revealed the men’s alleged paramilitary operation earlier this month, which included sinister plots to execute government officials, storm the capitol building with explosives and send bombs codenamed “cupcakes.

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