Gov. Whitmer accuses Trump of inciting violence during rally

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Whitmer was the subject of a right wing kidnapping plot

Gretchen Whitmer, the governor of Michigan has accused President Donald Trump of inspiring domestic terrorism and implored him and other officials to “bring the heat down” after the president prompted “lock her up” chants at a rally in Muskegon on Saturday.

The President mentions the Governor of Michigan, the crowd chants lock her up, and the President says lock them all up

— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) October 17, 2020

Whitmer, the subject of a right wing plot to storm the capital and kidnap her over coronavirus lockdown measures, told NBC’s Meet the Press that the chant was “incredibly disturbing.”

“Ten days after that was uncovered, the president is at it again and inspiring and incentivizing and inciting this kind of domestic terrorism,” Whitmer said.

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“People of good will on both sides of the aisle need to step up and call this out and bring the heat down. This is the United States of America. We do not tolerate actions like he is giving comfort to,” she added.

State officials said that at least eight of the 14 men…


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