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Politics Miller on whether Trump regrets 'Lock her up' chant about Whitmer: 'Not at all'

18:10  18 october  2020
18:10  18 october  2020 Source:   thehill.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.

After Donald Trump attacked Gretchen Whitmer at a rally in Michigan on Saturday, prompting chants of “ Lock her up !”, an aide to the governor said: “Every single time the president does this at a rally, the violent rhetoric towards her immediately escalates on social media. It has to stop.

" Lock ‘em all up ," Trump said. Whitmer took to Twitter to respond to Trump 's statement. Earlier this month, Trump slammed Whitmer for having done "a terrible job" after she " locked down her state for everyone, except her husband’s boating activities."

Senior Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller said the president stood by attacking Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) in the wake of an alleged plot by a militia group to kidnap her.

Jason Miller wearing a suit and tie: Miller on whether Trump regrets 'Lock her up' chant about Whitmer: 'Not at all' © Getty Miller on whether Trump regrets 'Lock her up' chant about Whitmer: 'Not at all'

Asked on "Fox News Sunday" if the president regretted either his own attacks or a chant of "Lock her up" that broke out at a Saturday rally, Miller responded, "No, not at all."

"I think the fact of the matter is many residents of Michigan are pretty frustrated with the governor [and] they want to see the state open back up," Miller said.

"I'm glad that President Trump's DOJ was able to get these psychopaths and put them away," Miller said of the alleged plotters, "but the fact of the matter is, people in Michigan want to get their state opened back up."

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.

President Trump prompted ' lock her up ' chants at his Muskegon, Michigan rally Saturday as he lashed out at Whitmer for her coronavirus response. The chants and criticism of Whitmer also came a week after a failed kidnapping plot was revealed against the Michigan governor.

Trump accused Whitmer , whom he has previously called "a dictator," of unnecessarily locking down her state as she fought the 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


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Most of Michigan is currently in the fifth phase of its reopening, under which salons, movie theaters and gyms can reopen with safety protocols in place. Early this month Whitmer signed an executive order moving the state's Upper Peninsula back to the fourth stage as cases surged in the region.

Fox News' Chris Wallace pressed Miller on the frequent lack of masks at the president's rallies as well as Trump's own comments questioning their effectiveness.

"We do pass out masks at the rallies and I encourage everyone who is attending a Trump rally to put the mask on," Miller said, adding "as we get close to the election people don't want to be living in fear."

Wallace also questioned Miller about the Trump campaign's attacks on Democratic nominee Joe Biden in connection with his son Hunter's work at Ukrainian energy firm Burisma, noting that two GOP-led Senate committees had cleared both men of any wrongdoing.

"The fact is Vice President Biden has actually released his tax returns, unlike President Trump and there's no indication he's gotten any money from anyone in these business deals," Wallace noted.

In response, Miller cited a disputed New York Post story published last week about Hunter Biden and then invoked Hillary Clinton, saying "Voters hate it when people make a lot of money trading off of their family name."

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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