Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden accuses President Donald Trump of indirect involvement in the Michigan state governor’s abduction plan.
CNN reported, among other things.
U.S. officials said last week they suspected a group of people were planning to kidnap Michigan State Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
A total of 14 people have been arrested in connection with the case.
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According to the FBI, at least some of the suspects opposed the strict interest rate restrictions imposed by Whitmer, which Trump has sharply criticized Whitmer this year.
Michigan State Governor Gretchen Whitmer.Photo: Magazine / AFP
In April, Trump wrote a message on his Twitter account urging people to “liberate Michigan,” in English, “liberate Michigan”.
In his campaign speech on Friday, Biden reiterated his view that Trump’s tweet would have acted as a springboard for the abduction plan.
- When the president tweeted “Release Michigan!”, “Release Michigan!”, It was an invitation that was heard.
It was a dog whistle.
Dog whistle, in English, means a political message with a dual meaning.
Nor, according to Biden, has Trump condemned the suspects in the abduction plan unequivocally enough.
After the plan came to light, Trump said on Twitter that he did not accept any extreme violence.
US President Donald Trump photographed on Thursday, October 15 at Greenville Airport. Image: Zumapress / MVPhotos
The possible link between the abduction plan and Trump’s messages has been discussed in public since the plan came to light.
Biden also said right away that he believed Trump's messages would inspire groups like suspects in planning the abduction.