The president continues to link Joe Biden with the radical left, something far from reality
He President Donald Trump warned this Saturday against the danger of the radical left if his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, wins the elections next November 3, at two rallies in the key states of Michigan and Wisconsin, in the Midwest.
17 days before the elections, Trump warned in a ceremony at the airport of Muskegon County, in Michigan, that “the radical left” wants to end the history of the country and called Biden a “criminal.”
“Joe Biden is a corrupt politician and the Biden family is a criminal company (…) He is a criminal, look at his brother, suddenly he is a great builder in Iraq. How did he get it?” Asked the president, without offering evidence .
Likewise, he linked his adversary with the “anarchists” and the “radical left” who, he stressed, in recent months have attacked monuments in a attempt to erase the history of the country.
Attack on governor
At another point in the rally, Trump criticized Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, the target of an attempted kidnapping.
“You have to get your governor to reopen the state, okay?”said Trump, to which the thousands of people gathered, many with face masks, but without respecting the recommended social distance to protect themselves from covid-19, began to scream.
And the president continued: “Get the schools to open, the schools have to be open, right?”
Then the public began to ask in unison to “lock her up” (lock her up), an expression that was popularized in the 2016 campaign at Trump’s rallies in reference to his then rival in the elections, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Faced with this reaction, Trump laughed and replied: “let’s lock them up,” without offering details.
Whitmer’s reaction was immediate and he responded to the president in a tweet.
“This is exactly the rhetoric that has put me, my family and the lives of other government officials at risk, as we try to save the lives of Americans. It must stop ”, lamented the governor.
Thursday a Michigan federal court formally accused six people of conspiring to commit the kidnapping of the governor and other officials, thus facing a life sentence.
At the same time, the state of Michigan charged another group of seven members of the “Wolverine Watchman” militia, with far-right ideas, with terrorism-related crimes for allegedly training to kidnap Whitmer or assassinate her.
The governor has been the subject of criticism from conservative groups and far-right militias since she decided to impose the closure of commercial activity and prohibit crowds in the state as measures to contain the pandemic.
Similar cries such as those leveled against Whitmer in Michigan were heard shortly after at Trump’s second rally of the day, at the Janesville airport, in Wisconsin, against Democratic lawmaker Ilhan Omar, a Muslim and born in Somalia, about which the president He assured that he does not love the US, to which his followers clamored “lock her up.”
“The most important choice”
In Janesville, the president made a speech focused on his policy of “law and order” and stressed the importance of these elections.
“This is the most important election in the history of our country, as you know, six months ago I said ‘well, you know, how are you going to compare it with the previous one, I don’t know, that one was important. The fact is that this is the most important election in the history of our country, “he said.
Trump traveled to Michigan and Wisconsin, at a time when both states are experiencing a significant spike in the number of covid-19 cases.
Michigan recorded the largest single-day increase in cases on Friday, with 2,015, according to data from the state Department of Health and Human Services.
Also yesterday, Wisconsin experienced the highest number of daily infections, with 3,861, according to Johns Hopkins University.