Thursday, filmmaker Michael Moore called for President Trump to be arrested over the alleged plot by a militia group to kidnap Governor Whitmer that was busted by the FBI.
Moore referenced a past tweet of Trump’s and wrote:
That’s what Trump tweeted.
That’s how Trump continually demeans Gretchen Whitmer, Governor of Michigan.
“Thoughts & prayers.” That’s what we’re told to do so Trump can resume his coup & his calls for civil war.
“ARREST HIM!” That’s what I say
Governor Whitmer herself put blame on President Trump and said he has been “fomenting anger, and giving comfort to those who spread fear, hatred, and division.”
She also claimed Trump has “refused to condemn white supremacists and hate groups like these two Michigan militia groups. Stand back and stand by, he told them.”
.@GovWhitmer blames disrupted kidnapping plot on Trump telling the Proud Boys to “standback and standby”
“Hate groups heard the president’s words as a rallying cry, as a call to action.” pic.twitter.com/AoBPqdRDXP
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 8, 2020
“The words he utters matters,” Biden said. Asked if he thought Trump’s LIBERATE MICHIGAN tweet encouraged militias like this, he said “yes I do.” per @melmason
— 💀🌜Malachi Barrett🌛 (@PolarBarrett) October 8, 2020