Trump says Whitmer 'wants to be a dictator in Michigan'

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Posted at 10:30 AM, Oct 15, 2020

(WXYZ) — President Donald Trump once again went after Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday morning during an interview on FOX Business.

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In the interview, Trump was talking about states needing to be opened back up.

"She (Whitmer) wants to be a dictator in Michigan, and the can't stand her," Trump said.

He added that the people want to get back and get back to work.

The president and governor have gone back-and-forth over the past few months attacking each other.

Just last week, Whitmer sharply criticized President Donald Trump for "stoking distrust" and "giving comfort to those who spread fear and division," after it was revealed there was a plot to kidnap her.

"This should be a moment for national unity where we all pull together as Americans to meet this challenge head-on," she said.

Later Trump responded by saying, "Governor Whitmer of Michigan has done a terrible job. She locked down her state for everyone, except her husband's boating activities." He also tweeted to"open up your state, open up your schools, and open up your churches!" but churches are open and some schools are open for in-person classes as well.