Michigan’s leftist governor, Gretchen Whitmer, was yesterday saved from an anarchist kidnapping plot by President Trump’s FBI. But instead of thanking him as ultimate leader of the bureau and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, which brought charges for this service, she flung political poo at the president instead.
According to Newsweek:
“Just last week, the president of the United States stood before the American people and refused to condemn white supremacists and hate groups like these two militia groups,” Whitmer said during a news briefing, referring to Trump’s comments during his debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. “Stand back and stand by, he told them.”
“Hate groups heard the president’s words not as a rebuke but as a rallying cry, as a call to action,” Whitmer added. “When our leaders speak, their words matter. They carry weight. When our leaders meet with, encourage or fraternize with domestic terrorists, they legitimize their actions and they are complicit. When they stoke or contribute to hate speech, they are complicit.”
This is quite a thing to say to someone who marshaled the resources of the federal government on a dangerous undercover mission to ensure that she stayed safe. Sure, she made nominal and vague thanks to unnamed law enforcement on the ground, but she never mentioned whose law enforcement it was that did the heroic deed. It sure as heck wasn’t an agency she had any control over. Worse still, her predicate claim was a lie, given that President Trump has condemned white supremacist hate groups.
Normal people would say “thanks.”
But for Trump-obsessed Democrats such as Whitmer, blaming Trump worked better.
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