Trump's Tuesday campaign rally in Lansing was a feminist's nightmare, replete with a straight-out-of-the-1950s attempt to appeal to women by promising he'd get their "husbands back to work" and a fresh round of "lock her up" chants aimed at Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
The president devoted ample time to his usual lambasting of Whitmer, taking aim at mostly lifted restrictions that slowed the spread of Covid-19. He also appeared try to minimize the alleged kidnapping plot against her by noting the men charged are entitled to the presumption of innocence.
“It was our people that helped her out with her problem," he said. "We’ll have to see if it’s a problem, right? People are entitled to say maybe it was a problem, maybe it wasn’t.”
The crowd erupted in "lock her up" chants at the first mention of the governor. Though Trump responded "lock them all up" at a recent rally in Muskegon — this time he said, "I don’t comment on that," and blamed the media.