Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said on Sunday that US President Donald Trump is inciting "domestic terrorism" following "lock her up" chants at Trump's rally in the state the night before

Iran Press/America: Whitmer told NBC's Meet the Press that the rhetoric is "incredibly disturbing" a little more than a week after authorities announced they had thwarted an alleged plot to kidnap the Democratic governor.

"the president is at it again and inspiring and inciting this kind of domestic terrorism," Whitmer said. "It is wrong. It's got to end. It is dangerous, not just for me and my family, but for public servants everywhere who are doing their jobs and trying to protect their fellow Americans. People of goodwill on both sides of the aisle need to step up and call this out and bring the heat down."

At a rally in Muskegon Saturday evening, Trump urged supporters to push Whitmer to reopen the state following Covid-19 restrictions. When the crowd started chanting "lock her up" Trump added, "Lock 'em all up."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, speaking on ABC's "This Week," said Trump's statements were "irresponsible" and accused him of injecting fear tactics.

American political commentator and journalist Thomas Friedman has warned that the United States could be headed towards a second civil war after Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power and relinquish his office should he lose in the election.

The US presidential election will be held on November 3, 2020.


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