Lara Trump, a senior campaign adviser and the wife of President Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump, is backing the president after he made remarks during his campaign rally in Michigan on Saturday about Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D).
During her appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Jake Tapper argued Trump had continued to use “heightened rhetoric” when Whitmer’s life was in danger after militia groups plotted to kidnap her.
He asked Lara Trump if her father in-law should “tone” down the rhetoric.
“He wasn’t doing anything, I don’t think, to provoke people to threaten this woman at all. He was having fun at a Trump rally and quite frankly there are bigger issues than this right now for everyday Americans. People want to get the country reopened. They want to get back to work. Not only are we trying to make it through a pandemic, but think about all of the cancers that have gone unaddressed,” Lara Trump said.
She added, “Think about the kids that aren’t in school who use school to get their one meal a day. There are issues at hand here that are bigger than just keeping everybody locked down. So I think people are frustrated and look the president was at a rally. It’s a fun, light atmosphere. Of course, he wasn’t encouraging people to threaten this woman. That’s ridiculous.”
Watch her comments below:
When asked if the President should tone down his rhetoric against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Trump campaign senior adviser Lara Trump says, "He wasn't doing anything, I don't think, to provoke people to threaten this woman at all. He was having fun at a Trump rally" #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/Hm9GIWeH5d
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) October 18, 2020
Lara Trump stressed “people are frustrated” across the nation because they just want the country to reopen.
She claimed she heard from residents of Michigan about how their businesses are “being run into the ground.”
Trump supporters began to chant “lock her up” after he criticized Whitmer’s COVID-19 policies, as IJR previously reported.
During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday, Whitmer accused Trump of inciting domestic terrorism.
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