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Gov. Whitmer speaks to GMA about alleged kidnapping plot

Posted at 9:44 AM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 10:49:41-04

NEW YORK — Good Morning America interviewed Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Friday morning about the Wolverine Watchmen’s alleged plot to kidnap her and ignite a civil war.

Once again, she thanked the authorities who assisted in thwarting the plot. When asked how long she was aware of the conspiracy, Whitmer replied that it was brought to her attention “a number of weeks ago."

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“This was a serious, thought-out plot to kill police officers, to bomb our capitol, killing press and Democrats and Republicans alike, and to kidnap and to ultimately put me on trial and kill me as well,” Whitmer said.

GMA asked what Whitmer thought of President Trump’s criticism of her in a tweet, to which she replied, “He clearly didn’t pay attention to what I said yesterday.” She went on to mention the Ronald Reagan quote she referred to Thursday night regarding domestic terrorists and how “we owe them no safe harbor.”

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“Bigotry and prejudice and violence is not acceptable,” she said.

When asked what the president should have said, Whitmer responded, “A decent human being would pick up the phone and say, ‘Are you okay? How’s your family doing?’” She added that Joe Biden did just that, going on to express support for the presidential hopeful.

Watch the full interview with Good Morning America here.

CNN asked the governor in an interview Thursday night on how she responds to Trump’s senior campaign advisor, Jason Miller, when he said she should “go look in the mirror” when it comes to hatred.

“I think it tells you everything you need to know about the White House,” Whitmer said. “They start attacking me as opposed to what good, decent people would do.”