President Donald Trump called on Michigan's governor to cave in to the demands of gun-toting protesters who stormed the state Capitol.
Armed demonstrators crowded into the statehouse Thursday to demand Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ease social distancing restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, and Trump praised them as "very good people" in an echo of his comments on armed white supremacists who rallied nearly three years ago in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"The Governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire," Trump tweeted. "These are very good people, but they are angry. They want their lives back again, safely! See them, talk to them, make a deal."
The Governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire. These are very good people, but they are angry… https://t.co/N9En6o8DcP— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1588336943.0