White supremacist terrorists, incited by Trump, plotted to kidnap Gov. Whitmer

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Yesterday, an absolutely horrible story broke: domestic terrorists were arrested in connection with a plot to kidnap and/or kill Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Whitmer, a Democrat, has been the target of threats, abuse and hate from Donald Trump and his supporters all year. Trump seemed particularly irked that a Democratic woman governor had ordered a completely reasonable shutdown over the course of the pandemic. Michigan has been the site of white supremacists, Karens and “anti-mask” protesters storming government buildings and throwing armed tantrums because of Whitmer’s lockdown measures (which, again, were completely reasonable). It’s also perfectly reasonable to assume that Donald Trump’s targeted harassment of Whitmer was an attempt to incite this plot:

Michigan-based militia members plotted extensively to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer at her holiday home before the Nov. 3 presidential election, stockpiling weapons and explosives and twice staking out her residence, according to ……

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