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“When I put my hand on the Bible, and took the oath of office 22 months ago, I knew this job would be hard. But I’ll be honest, and never could have imagined anything like this.”
Those are the words of Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer yesterday, responding to the development that six people links to a rightwing militia group have been charged with a plot to kidnap her. She had strong words for the president.
Just last week, the President of the United States stood before the American people and refused to condemn white supremacists and hate groups like these two Michigan militia groups. ‘Stand back and stand by’ he told them. ‘Stand back and stand by’. Hate groups heard the President’s words, not as a rebuke, but as a rallying cry. As a call to action.
You saw what the head of the FBI said a couple of days ago. He said the greatest terrorist threat in America is from white supremacists. Why can’t the president just say, stop, stop, stop, stop, and we will pursue you if you don’t.
Good morning, and welcome to our live coverage of US politics for Friday. As we close in on the election, the day is likely to continue to be dominated by speculation about the president’s health. Here’s a quick catch-up of where we are, and a little of what we might expect to see today…
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