Michigan residents continued to protest against Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order last week, bringing on criticism from the Democrat, who slammed the displays of assault weapons, swastikas, nooses and Confederate flags as some of the “worst racism and awful parts of our history in this country.”
“The behavior you’ve seen in all of the clips is not representative of who we are in Michigan,” Whitmer said of what she described as “outrageousness” on Sunday during CNN’s State of the Union.
“The fact of the matter is we are in the global pandemic. This is not something we negotiate ourselves out of and is a political matter. This is a public health crisis that has taken the lives of almost 70,000 Americans,” said the governor, who has refused to budge on her stay-at-home order. “Whether you agree with me or not, I’m working to protect your life if you live in the state of Michigan.”
On Friday, Donald Trump had tweeted his defense of the protesters, calling them “very good people,” although very angry.
“The Governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire. These are very good people, but they are angry. They want their lives back again, safely! See them, talk to them, make a deal,” he tweeted.