“And then she blamed me. … I don’t understand, ”said the president, feigning surprise before asking the crowd of his supporters of the CEO of their Democratic state:“ How did you put her there? “
Federal law enforcement officials destroyed a right-wing group plot to kidnap Mr. Whitmer.
Right-wing militias and other organizations, as well as normal Michiganders, are frustrated with Ms Whitmer’s coronavirus policies, including ongoing restrictions, since the start of the pandemic.
It happened shortly before the president used Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and the governor of Michigan to criticize them both.
He noted that his rival in the general election is not ruling out another national lockdown if that is what he deems necessary to stop the spread of the coronavirus again.
“You’re already locked up, I mean this state, we have to move her forward.” I don’t know, ”Mr. Trump said of Ms. Whitmer. “I don’t think she loves me too much. “
This prompted her loyalists to break into a now familiar chant: “Lock her up!”
Mr. Trump spoke to another large crowd at a regional airport in a key battlefield state. It was another one he won four years ago. But things look like a surge with just seven days until Election Day: He trails Mr. Biden there by 9.4 percentage points, according to RealClearPolitics’ average over a handful of polls in the state.
But the president appeared in a combative and upbeat mood, teasing the media on several occasions.
“See, I’m not commenting on that (the song) because every time I just give a little nod, they say, ‘The president led them,’” he laughs. “No, I don’t have to guide you, even a little nod, they say, ‘The president said,’ didn’t he? ‘