Appearing on CNN this morning, Lara Trump defended President Trump for criticism from Michigan governor Whitmer over his rhetoric and “lock her up” chants directed at her.
The President mentions the Governor of Michigan, the crowd chants lock her up, and the President says lock them all up pic.twitter.com/9wuB7blnoP
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) October 17, 2020
Tapper asked Lara “Don’t you think that the president should tone it down when talking about people about whom there have literally threats against their lives in this very, very heightened time?”
Lara replied “Well, gosh. I would like to show people my social media and the threats against me, the threats against my children when you have members of, you know, the Democrat Party coming out and telling people, ‘Get in their face. Go harass them.’ This is not just on one side, Jake.”
Tapper replied “Look, anything against you or your family or your children is horrible, detestable, and I condemn it right now and if there were any Democratic politicians that were, you know, throwing fuel on the fire, I would say, ‘Tone it down.’ …I don’t look at threats based on what party are the recipients. My question is, shouldn’t everybody just tone it down, including your father-in-law?”
Lara replied “He wasn’t doing anything, I don’t think, to provoke people to threaten this woman at all. He was having fun at a Trump rally, and, quite frankly, there are bigger issues than this right now for everyday Americans.”