President Trump incites fans against near-kidnapped governor …


US President Donald voted against Governor Gretchen Whitmer at a campaign rally in the state of Michigan. “You have to get your governor to open up her state,” Trump shouted to his supporters in the city of Muskegon on Saturday, pointing to the corona measures in the state. “Lock her up!” His supporters then shouted. After which Trump added, “Lock them all up.”

Last week, an FBI and Michigan Department of Justice investigation led to the arrest of a dozen suspects attempting to kidnap Governor Whitmer. They are suspected of wanting to storm the parliament in Lansing. “I believe she said she was being threatened,” Trump said when his supporters started calling again. “And she blamed me for that!”

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Whitmer accused Trump of stirring up anger among a section of the population during the corona pandemic. In the spring, for example, he sparked protests against Whitmer’s measures against the corona virus and wrote on Twitter: “Free Michigan!”

On Saturday, Whitmer responded to Trump’s statements. “That is exactly the rhetoric that has endangered the lives of me, my family and other members of the government. It has to stop, ”she wrote on Twitter.

Despite the ongoing corona pandemic, Trump is organizing campaign rallies in key fighting states less than three weeks into the election. Michigan is currently experiencing a dramatic rise in corona infections. On Friday there were more than 2,000 infections, the highest number since the start of the pandemic, according to the health ministry.

Four years ago, Trump supporters shouted “Shut them up!” against his challenger Hillary Clinton.

Opponents accuse Whitmer that the corona measures are too drastic in her state.
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