Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) appeared this morning on NBC’s Meet The Press with Chuck Todd to discuss how she believes President Trump is inciting violence against her after chants of “lock her up” were heard during yesterday’s Michigan Trump Rally.
“It’s incredibly disturbing that 10 days after a plot to kidnap, put me on trial and execute me, 10 days after that was uncovered, the president is at it again and inspiring, incentivizing, and inciting, this kind of domestic terrorism,” she explained during one clip.
Whitmer on Trump inciting "lock her up!" chants toward her: "It's incredibly disturbing that 10 days after a plot to kidnap, put me on trial & execute me, 10 days after that was uncovered, POTUS is at it again & inspiring … domestic terrorism.” pic.twitter.com/jBMCFBC8f0— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 18, 2020
The “Trump War Room” Twitter account posted a screenshot of the interview afterwards and circled a message they found that they believe was purposely placed there in blocks.
It was the number 86 on top of the number 45. President Trump is the 45th president and 86 refers to get rid of. It is a common phrase that is used in a restaurant to cancel an order by a server.
The Trump campaign said that “Governor Gretchen Whitmer displayed an “86 45″ sign during her TV appearance. 86 can be shorthand for killing someone. Whitmer is encouraging assassination attempts against President Trump just weeks after someone sent a ricin-laced package to the White House.”
Governor Gretchen Whitmer displayed an "86 45" sign during her TV appearance.— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) October 18, 2020
86 can be shorthand for killing someone.
Whitmer is encouraging assassination attempts against President Trump just weeks after someone sent a ricin-laced package to the White House. pic.twitter.com/GzvtrjH40A
They also provided a Wikipedia definition as well as an Urban dictionary definition which showed that it was a phrase used by the mob to make someone dig their own grave and added, “Gretchen Whitmer can’t have it both ways. These are the standards she set.”
Gretchen Whitmer can't have it both ways. These are the standards she set.— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) October 18, 2020
NBC and MSNBC Political Commentator Ben Rhodes mocked the allegations, saying “They are the very worst and most absurd versions of themselves and America.”
The Trump campaign responded back to Rhodes that “Sorry we aren’t a murderous authoritarian regime and the world’s largest state sponsor of terror.”
“Otherwise you’d give us pallets of cash and be our biggest fan,” they added, alluding to Rhodes’ time as Deputy National Security Advisor under President Barack Obama and money given to Iran.
Sorry we aren't a murderous authoritarian regime and the world's largest state sponsor of terror.— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) October 18, 2020
Otherwise you'd give us pallets of cash and be our biggest fan.😵
In her Democratic National Convention speech, Elizabeth Warren allegedly used blocks to spell out BLM in the background, which drew praise from House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-D).
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