Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Republican National Committee head Ronna Romney McDaniel deflected questions about Donald Trump encouraging his followers to chant “Lock her up” in reference to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) by complaining her kids are being kept out of school because of the governor’s COVID-19 shutdown.
Speaking with host George Stephanopoulos, Michigan resident Romney McDaniel was pressed about the president’s comments about the Democratic governor who was at the center of a plot by domestic terrorists to kidnap her and put on trial over her COVID-19 edicts.
“Should the president talking like that when she is facing threats like this,” the ABC host asked.
“First of all, the president and his FBI foiled this plot,” she shot back. “I think Governor Whitmer is really inappropriate to try to lay blame at the president. These were sick individuals, there was no political affiliation.”
“But he’s saying lock them all up,” Stephanopoulos reminded her.
“Because of her locking down our state,” McDaniel explained. “Let’s not take the rhetoric further. Let’s not continue to extrapolate things that were not being said.”
“My kids aren’t in school,” she complained. “She has locked us down. Open it up.”
"The president and his FBI foiled this plot" — Ronna McDaniel defends Trump repeatedly ginning up "lock her up!" chants toward Gretchen Whitmer by attacking Whitmer and making it seem as though Trump personally broke up the kidnapping/assassination that recently targeted her pic.twitter.com/5OfqgHx8Mv
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 18, 2020
Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows committed campaign finance crimes: watchdog group
The government ethics watchdog organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint on Friday accusing White House chief of staff Mark Meadows of campaign finance crimes for allegedly spending thousands of dollars in campaign funds on personal expenses, including clubs, gourmet cupcakes, a jeweler in Washington and lodging at the president's hotel.
Win or lose — Trump is about to unleash hell
With poll numbers staying put and the odds of a Joe Biden win in Tuesday's election looking good — possibly by a decisive margin — there's mounting dread about how Donald Trump will behave after a defeat. After all, Trump is a sociopathic narcissist with the emotional control of a — well, I won't insult toddlers with the comparison — and he lives in mortal terror of being viewed as a loser. He's already made clear that he will refuses to concede, no matter what, and he's grasping desperately for any way to get legal ballots thrown out so he can steal the election.
GOP senator offended LDS community after likening Trump to a ‘selfless’ Book of Mormon hero: report
Politics and religion are colliding out west after comments a Republican senator made while stumping for the president.
"Sen. Mike Lee drew criticism from members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this week after comparing President Donald Trump to Captain Moroni, a heroic and selfless figure in the Book of Mormon," The Arizona Republic reported Friday evening.
"To my Mormon friends, my Latter-day Saint friends, think of him as Captain Moroni," Lee (R-UT) said, pointing to Trump. "He seeks not power, but to pull it down. He seeks not the praise of the world or the ‘fake news,’ but he seeks the well-being and the peace of the American people."