On Saturday, Trump said to thousands of rally goers, "You gotta get your governor to open up your state, and get your schools to open".
Gretchen Whitmer called out President Donald Trump on Sunday for incendiary comments he made about her during a weekend campaign rally, saying the President's heightened rhetoric just days after authorities foiled a plot by extremists to kidnap her is "inciting this kind of domestic terrorism".
"I'm glad that President Trump's [Department of Justice] was able to get these psychopaths and put them away", Miller said, "but the fact of the matter is, people in MI want to get their state opened back up".
"Biden and the Democrats want to keep MI locked down and locked up and closed for business", Trump said.
The crowd cheered in response and only got louder when Trump said: 'Hopefully you'll be sending her packing pretty soon'. The schools' have to be open. "The schools have to be open right?"
People in the crowd began applauding and chanting "lock her up".
Whitmer wrote on Twitter on Saturday: "This is exactly the rhetoric that has put me, my family, and other government officials' lives in danger while we try to save the lives of our fellow Americans".
At the MI rally Saturday, Trump said of Whitmer, "I guess they said she was threatened and she blamed me".
Trump responded, "Lock 'em all up". "I think Gov. Whitmer is really inappropriate to try and lay blame at the president".
"I guess they said she was threatened, right?"
Lara Trump, the president's daughter-in-law and senior campaign adviser, similarly said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that it was "the president's Department of Justice that actually thwarted this attack". "Look, the president was at a rally". Of course, he wasn't doing anything to threaten this woman. "That's ridiculous", she later added.
Several Republican and Trump campaign officials appeared on Sunday news shows to defend the president. "And, in our political dialogue, to inject fear tactics into it, especially a woman governor and her family, is so irresponsible". "The biggest antidote to his poison is the vote", she said.