Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said she will always try to make it look like President Donald Trump is an “accomplice” of domestic terrorists and extremists who promote hate speech.
His comments were published in an opinion article in the newspaper The Washington Post.
“When our leaders encourage national terrorists, they legitimize their actions. When they contribute to and fuel hate speech, they are complicit. And when a ruling president stands on a national podium refusing to condemn white supremacists and hate groups, as President Trump did when he asked the Proud Boys to ‘fall back and be prepared’ during the first presidential debate, he’s an accomplice, ”Whitmer said.
“The hate groups heard the president’s words not as a rejection but as a call. As a call to action, ”the governor added, referring to the 13 alleged militia members who were accused of planning to kidnap her before the November 3 election.
“I am not going to waste my time arguing with the president. But I will always hold him accountable for his actions. Because when our leaders speak, their words carry weight, ”added Whitmer.
“This country is more divided than ever. And instead of uniting the country, our president has spent the last seven months denying science, ignoring his own health experts, fueling mistrust and fostering anger, and facilitating those who promote fear and hatred and division. ” , he pointed out.
“He has proven time and time again that he is more focused on the odds he has in the next election and sparking fights with me and Democrats across the country than he is on protecting our families, frontline workers, and small businesses in the world. covid-19 “.