Trump Attacks MI Gov After Thwarted Kidnapping Plot

The Detroit News reports:

President Donald Trump slammed Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on social media Thursday night, hours after authorities revealed a plot to kidnap and harm the Democratic governor.

Trump said that instead of thanking him for federal authorities foiling the plot against her, she had called him a white supremacist. Trump issued a series of tweets after law enforcement officials announced they had thwarted a plot to violently overthrow the government as well as kidnap Whitmer.

After the announcement, Whitmer criticized the president for not doing enough to condemn hate groups in the country. Trump issued a thread of three tweets after 9 p.m. Thursday before an appearance on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News.