Whitmer Rebukes Trump After ‘Lock Her Up’ Chants at Rally

Whitmer Rebukes Trump After ‘Lock Her Up’ Chants at Rally

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer condemned behavior at President Donald Trump’s rally in her state, saying chants of “lock her up” from the audience, and Trump’s response, were part of “exactly the rhetoric” that’s endangered her and her family.

The incident came as Trump, speaking in Muskegon, escalated his criticism of the “radical left” over efforts to remove statues of historical figures linked to slavery during a rally in Michigan, as the state’s governor said his

Trump told supporters that one of the most important issues in his race against Democrat Joe Biden is “the radical left’s plan to erase American history, purge American values and destroy the American way of life and that’s what they’re trying to do.”

He mocked discussions about removing statues that have gained currency in recent months after nationwide protests drew attention to police brutality against people of color.