Trump Campaign accuses Whitmer of displaying coded message they claim could mean “kill Trump”

The Trump campaign is accusing Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer of using a coded message against President Trump during an interview.

During the interview, behind her on the plant holder is a “86 45 display”

The “Trump War Room” official campaign Twitter account wrote

“Governor Gretchen Whitmer displayed an “86 45″ sign during her TV appearance. 8

6 can be shorthand for killing someone.

Whitmer is encouraging assassination attempts against President Trump just weeks”

The Trump War Room added a link to Wikipedia for “86’d”

They add “Gretchen Whitmer can’t have it both ways. These are the standards she set.”

You can see the “86 45” display in the official NBC News video of the interview with Whitmer.

Several on Twitter commented on the “86 45.”

https://twitter.com/SteveGuest/status/1317881577200824323?s=20

Others argued “86” can also just mean “remove.”

One Twitter user wrote “I worked in restaurants. We’d ’86’ something on the menu when we ran out of an ingredient. It just means to remove something.”