A little more than a week after the FBI thwarted an alleged domestic terrorism plot to kidnap and possibly execute Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, President Donald Trump mocked and doubled down on his attacks on the Democratic governor.
At his Saturday rally in Muskegon, Michigan, Trump mocked her support of people wearing masks to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“You gotta get your governor to open up your state, okay?” Trump told the crowd to thunderous applause.
“And get your schools open. The schools have to be open, right?” Trump added as the crowd began chanting, “lock her up,” a theme they often used when Trump brought up former Sec. Hillary Clinton.
“Lock her up,” Trump said as he chuckled, allowing the chant to continue.
“Lock ’em all up!” Trump added as the chants grew louder.
It’s weird how there’s so, so many women Trump wants to lock up. https://t.co/9gi57xWv9z
— Touré (@Toure) October 17, 2020
About 15 minutes later, Trump appeared to mock and even cast doubt on the foiled plot to kidnap Whitmer.
“And then I guess they said she was threatened, right? She was threatened – and she blamed me! She blamed me,” Trump told the crowd.
The crowd broke out in more “lock her up” chants.
“Hopefully, you’re going to send her packing soon,” Trump said.
"Hopefully you will be sending her packing soon," Trump on Gretchen Whitmer, who was elected to a 4-year term less than two years ago but was recently the target of a kidnapping/assassination plot hatched by his supporters pic.twitter.com/W5gpwSoa8a
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 17, 2020