Gov. Whitmer’s discreetly encouraging assassination attempts against president, says Trump team

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Michigan’s Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer did not hesitate to directly blame President Donald Trump for a foiled kidnapping plot against her, sanctimoniously claiming his rhetoric put her and her family’s life in danger.

All of which makes it only fitting that while appearing before the nation Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the hypocrite displayed the numbers “8645” on a table right behind her.


The number “86” is sometimes used to describe doing away with someone, or killing them. It goes without saying that Trump is the 45th president of the United States.

On Saturday, the heavy-handed governor was quick to respond to the crowd at a Trump rally in her state chanting, “Lock her up.”

“Whitmer is encouraging assassination attempts against President Trump just weeks after someone sent a ricin-laced package to the White House,” the Trump campaign tweeted Sunday.

“This is exactly the rhetoric that has put me, my family, and other government officials’ lives in danger while we try to save the lives of our fellow Americans. It needs to stop,” she tweeted.

And with “8645” prominently displayed, she said Sunday on NBC it was “incredibly disturbing” that the president was “inspiring, incentivizing and inciting this kind of domestic terrorism.”

“It is wrong. It has got to end – not just for me and my family but for public servants everywhere who are doing their jobs and trying to protect their fellow Americans,” she said with a straight face.

The Trump campaign stressed that the governor “can’t have it both ways. These are the standards she set.”

Whitmer’s deputy digital director, Tori Saylor, also preached about Trump’s “violent rhetoric” in a tweet Saturday.

“Every single time the President does this at a rally, the violent rhetoric towards her immediately escalates on social media. It has to stop. It just has to,” she tweeted.

On Sunday, Saylor retweeted a post calling attention to the “8645” code, as well as a quote from the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a plant:

Courtney Parella, deputy national press secretary for the Trump campaign, told Fox News in a statement: “By Gretchen Whitmer’s own standard, displaying something encouraging people to ‘86’ the President is employing dangerous rhetoric.”

Republican National Committee rapid response director Steve Guest highlighted the incident, tweeting: “Spare the nation the lecture with the “RESPECT” license plate.”

He was responded to a tweet from New York Times correspondent Kathy Gray, who appeared to subtly praise Whitmer for having the numbers on display:


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