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Politics Michigan Gov. Whitmer calls Trump's latest attacks 'incredibly disturbing'

18:25  18 october  2020
18:25  18 october  2020 Source:   news.yahoo.com

Michigan Governor Blames Trump for Fostering Hate Groups

  Michigan Governor Blames Trump for Fostering Hate Groups Hours after federal authorities charged six people with attempting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, she held a press conference and blamed President Donald Trump for creating an environment that encourages such radical criminal behavior. © Photographer: JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks before Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) at the Detroit Pistons Practice Facility in Detroit, Michigan on September 22, 2020.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer accused President Donald Trump on Sunday of 'incentivizing domestic terrorism' just days after a plot to kidnap and '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

Gov . Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan has been the target of protests over her stay-at-home orders during A Detroit man has been charged with threatening to kill Gov . Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan and the state Mr. Tesh relayed what prosecutors called “credible threats” to an acquaintance, using

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Sunday called President Trump's broadsides targeting her "incredibly disturbing" given that authorities recently announced a foiled anti-government militia kidnapping plot against her.

"It's incredibly disturbing that the president of the United States — ten days after a plot to kidnap, put me on trial and execute me, ten days after that was uncovered — the president is at it again," Whitmer said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "And inspiring and incentivizing and inciting this kind of domestic terrorism."

Gretchen Whitmer standing in front of a book shelf: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on NBC's © Provided by Yahoo! News Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on NBC's "Meet the Press." (Screenshot: @MeetThePress/Twitter)

She added: "It is wrong. It has got to end. It is dangerous, not just for me and my family, but for public servants everywhere who are doing their jobs."

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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

Michigan Gov . Gretchen Whitmer challenged President Donald Trump Thursday night to "prove" he Trump said in the interview that he doesn't "know if she knows what' s going on" but "all she does is No more political attacks , just PPEs, ventilators, N95 masks, test kits." "You said you stand with

On Saturday night, just 17 days before Election Day, Trump held a rally in Muskegon, Mich., where he downplayed the plot against Whitmer and castigated the Democrat for local lockdown measures aimed at curtailing the coronavirus. According to the latest tracking data from Johns Hopkins University, the virus has killed about 220,000 Americans this year. The virus has had recent spikes in the Midwest.

Michigan extremists plotted to kidnap Gov. Whitmer, start civil war. Here's why the state is a 'hotbed' for similar groups

  Michigan extremists plotted to kidnap Gov. Whitmer, start civil war. Here's why the state is a 'hotbed' for similar groups Michigan has had a long history of armed groups similar to the Wolverine Watchmen. The group is accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.Michigan has had a long history of groups of armed men and women, which are active in every state, according to Amy Cooter, a senior lecturer at Vanderbilt University, who has studied them for more than a dozen years. Modern armed groups, she said, date to the early 1990s as a response to perceived fears of tyrannical government.

Michigan Gov . Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that the lockdown protests were “racist and misogynistic” — and noted that such scenes make Whitmer extended the state’ s stay-at-home order last week to May 28 from the previous deadline of May 15. President Trump has voiced support for

Speaking to MSNBC' s Stephanie Ruhle, Michigan Gov . Gretchen Whitmer said that “To hear the leader of the federal government telling us to work around the

"You've got to get your governor to open up your state, OK? And get your schools open! Get your schools open! The schools have to be open, right?" Trump told his supporters at the start of his rally.

"Lock her up! Lock her up!" his supporters chanted.

"Lock them all up," Trump concurred.

Whitmer, a Democrat, was the target of a failed kidnapping plot, according to authorities, who announced earlier this month that they charged 13 men with federal and state crimes in connection to the alleged scheme to overthrow Michigan's state government. Trump has previously urged his supporters to "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!" Whitmer said after the arrests that Trump's language gives comfort to these kinds of militia groups.

Forty minutes later into Trump's Saturday night rally, the president again railed against Michigan's lockdown measures and sparked the crowd to resume the “lock her up” chants.

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.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (R) Whitmer gave a speech on the kidnapping plot later Thursday, saying she hopes to see convictions “bringing these sick and depraved men to justice.” She took the case as an opportunity to again attack Trump , saying he “spent the past seven months

President Trump took aim at Michigan Gov . Gretchen Whitmer on Friday night, claiming in a Twitter message that the first-term Democrat was “way in That Thursday remark from Trump drew a Twitter response from Whitmer . "Hi, my name is Gretchen Whitmer , and that governor is me," Whitmer

"I guess they said she was threatened, right? She was threatened. And she blamed me! She blamed me," Trump said of Whitmer.

Trump touted the role of federal authorities in stopping the alleged plot before urging them to focus more on leftwing extremists: "I have to tell you something: Our FBI has to start looking at antifa, and they have to start looking at some people they are not looking at like they should be."

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Muskegon County Airport. (AP/Alex Brandon) © Provided by Yahoo! News President Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Muskegon County Airport. (AP/Alex Brandon)

Lara Trump, the president's daughter-in-law and senior campaign adviser, similarly said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that it was "the president's Department of Justice that actually thwarted this attack." Host Jake Tapper pressed her repeatedly on whether the president should tone down his rhetoric, but she said critics were misinterpreting his rally comments.

"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," she said. "Look, the president was at a rally. It's a fun, light atmosphere. Of course, he wasn't doing anything to threaten this woman. That's ridiculous," she later added.

One piece of alleged extremist plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer included a 'plan to target and kill police'

  One piece of alleged extremist plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer included a 'plan to target and kill police' Law enforcement is on high alert in Michigan as alleged plot involving alleged anti-government activists included targeting police."We're cautious. We're absolutely more careful," said First Lt. Mike Shaw of the Michigan State Police. "This is one of the tactics these anti-government, domestic terrorism groups use. Law enforcement is the face of the government. if you're mad at the government, you're mad at the police.

Michigan Gov . Gretchen Whitmer has used Democrats' response to President Donald Trump ' s State of the Union address to swivel from When President Donald Trump called on Congress during his State of the Union speech to send him legislation to lower prescription drug prices, House Democrats

Michigan Gov . Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that armed protests at the state' s Capitol over her stay-at-home order have "been really political rallies where people come with Confederate flags and Nazi symbolism and calling for violence," adding that if they continue, they could lengthen the state' s

But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday urged Trump to "realize that the words of the president of the United States weigh a ton."

"And in our political dialogue, to inject fear tactics into it, especially a woman governor and her family, is so irresponsible," Pelosi continued, speaking on ABC's "This Week."  She urged people upset by Trump's comments to cast ballots in the upcoming election. "The biggest antidote to his poison is the vote," she said.

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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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