Michigan Governor Says Trump Inciting ‘Terrorism’ After President Makes Light of Plot to Kidnap Her


Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are key to Trump’s chances of re-election, according to commentators, with Democratic challenger Joe Biden leading in the polls. The president is holding rallies in traditional Republican strongholds, including Arizona, where he plans to campaign on Monday, and Georgia, where he campaigned on Friday night.

Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer has accused Donald Trump of “inciting domestic terrorism” for attacking her following the discovery of the plot to kidnap her.

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

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi backed Whitmer up Sunday, characterizing Trump’s language as “irresponsible.” 

Trump criticised Whitmer on Saturday for her policies to curb the outbreak, drawing shouts of “lock her up” from a rally crowd.

Trump made the remarks during the first stop of a three-day trip through critical swing states, some of which he won in 2016 but that polls show are supporting Democratic rival Joe Biden this year.

The president held large rallies in Wisconsin and Michigan despite rising coronavirus cases in both states. 

At a rally in Muskegon, Michigan, Trump targeted Whitmer several times, criticising the state’s rules to stop the spread of…

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