Trump Slams Gov. Whitmer for Not Thanking Him After FBI Foils Kidnapping Plot, But Omits Suspects’ Far Right Militia Ties

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President Donald Trump fired back at Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday night in a thread on Twitter, slamming the Michigan Democrat for failing to thank him after the FBI stopped a plot by far right extremists to abduct and possibly kill her.

On Thursday afternoon, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) revealed that the FBI had arrested more than a dozen white men and charged them with a number of serious crimes for their plan  to abduct Whitmer and violently target law enforcement as part of an attempt to foment civil war.

Whitmer, in a subsequent press conference, implicated Trump as being “complicit” in encouraging right-wing violent extremists like those
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