Trump Wonders If Alleged Whitmer Kidnapping Plot Was Really A Problem After All – By Matt Shuham (Talking Point Memo) / Oct 27 2020
President Donald Trump on Tuesday questioned the government’s case against a group of men accused of plotting to kidnap the governor of Michigan, saying at a rally that it might not have been a “problem” in the first place.
It was just the latest in a string of Trump attacks against Gretchen Whitmer, the Democratic governor of a crucial swing state.
“Hey, I’m the one — It was our people that helped her out with her problem,” Trump told a rally in Lansing, referring to the alleged kidnapping plot in which six men have been charged federally and eight more face state terrorism charges.
“And we’ll have to see if it’s a problem, right? People are entitled to say, ‘Maybe it was a problem, maybe it wasn’t,’” the President added. “It was our people, my people, our people, that helped her out. And then she blamed me for it.”
The FBI alleges a militia plotted to kidnap and kill Michigan Whitmer.
Trump is telling a crowd of supporters in the state that "people are entitled to say maybe it was a problem, maybe it wasn't" pic.twitter.com/CiFkGEZU0C
— Salvador Hernandez (@SalHernandez) October 27, 2020