Lara Trump defends president's rhetoric after 'lock her up' chants about Whitmer at rally: 'He was having fun' | TheHill

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The president told attendees, "You gotta get your governor to open up your state, OK? And get your schools open. Get your schools open. The schools have to be open, right?"

Some of the audience in Muskegon, Mich., began chants of "lock her up" not long after. Moments later, as the chants continued, President Trump responded, "Lock 'em all up."

The rally came about a week and a half after the FBI said it foiled a plot by a militia group that planned to abduct the governor.

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The President mentions the Governor of Michigan, the crowd chants lock her up, and the President says lock them all up pic.twitter.com/9wuB7blnoP — Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) October 17, 2020

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