Whitmer accuses Trump of “incentivizing and inciting this kind of domestic terrorism”

Appearing on “Meet the Press” Michigan Governor Whitmer was asked by host Chuck Todd “You became a target of the president, personally, a lock her up chant targeting you started and seemed to be almost encouraged at times by the president there. You’ve already come under threat once. What does something like this do to you personally? I know how you’re acting professionally here. I’m wondering how this impacts your family personally. That’s a lot to deal with.”

Whitmer replied “You know, it’s incredibly disturbing that the president of the United States ten days after a plot to kidnap, put me on trial and execute me. Ten days after that was uncovered, the president is at it again. And inspiring and incentivizing and inciting this kind of domestic terrorism.”

“It is wrong. It’s got to end,” she added “It is dangerous, not just for me and my family, but for public servants everywhere who are doing their jobs and trying to protect their fellow Americans. People of goodwill on both sides of the aisle need to step up and call this out and bring the heat down. This is the United States of America. We do not tolerate actions like he is giving comfort to and that is why we all have to be in this together.”

When asked if the President should tone down his rhetoric against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Trump campaign senior adviser Lara Trump says, “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”