Joe Biden: ‘Not a Better Governor’ than Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer

Joe Biden heaped praise on Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday, saying, “There’s not a better governor” in the country.

Speaking to supporters in Detroit, Biden said, “There’s not a better governor in the United States of America than Gretchen Whitmer,” triggering applause from the audience:

Biden went on to call her a leader.

“You stand up straight and tall and you don’t bend,” he said.

Biden said Whitmer “stepped up” during the coronavirus pandemic. Roughly one-third of coronavirus-related deaths in the state have occurred in nursing homes, after Whitmer instituted a controversial policy of sending virus patients to long-term care facilities to recuperate, inadvertently spreading the disease to the most vulnerable.

He went on to say she is “pretty much doing it better than anybody else in the whole United States of America.”

“You’ve shown this whole nation just how tough and thoughtful you are,” he continued.

“I’ve got to believe this state is so proud of you,” Biden said.

Biden condemned the accused “domestic terrorists” who allegedly plotted to kidnap Whitmer recently.

“It’s the sort of behavior you might expect from ISIS,” he said, before blaming Trump for the anarchists’ alleged plans.

One of the alleged conspirators, Brandon Caserta, accused Trump of being a “tyrant” in a social media video:

“Trump is not your friend, dude,” Brandon Caserta said, with an anarchist flag hanging above his shoulder.

“And it amazes me that people actually, like, believe that when he’s shown over and over and over again that he’s a tyrant,” he said.

Caserta and five others are charged with Conspiracy to Commit Kidnap, which could bring a sentence of up to life in prison.

Kyle Olson is a reporter for Breitbart News. He is also host of “The Kyle Olson Show,” syndicated on Michigan radio stations on Saturdays. Listen to segments on YouTube or download full podcast episodes. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook, and follow him on Parler.

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Michigan Supporters Shout ‘Lock Her Up’ After Donald Trump Criticizes Gretchen Whitmer

President Donald Trump on Saturday criticized Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer during a campaign rally in the state.

“Now you got to get your governor to open up your state okay? Trump said, as the crowd gathered in Muskegon, MI, cheered wildly.

“And get your schools open, get your schools open, the schools have to be open, right?” he asked, as the crowd began cheering “lock her up.”

“Lock them all up,” Trump replied.

The president warned his supporters that Biden would level more public lockdowns in an attempt to control the coronavirus pandemic.

“The Democrats would terminate our recovery with a draconian, unscientific lockdown like your governor is doing for everybody except for her husband,” Trump said, referring to the story of Whitmer’s husband requesting to get his boat on the water for Memorial Day weekend, despite the lockdowns.

“A guy like Biden and the Democrats want to keep Michigan locked up, locked down, and closed for business,” Trump continued.

The president also referred to the disrupted plot by radicals to kidnap the Michigan governor and start a civil war.

“Then I guess they say she was threatened, and she blamed me!” Trump said. “And our people are the ones that worked with her people.”

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Michelle Obama Offers Gloomy Convention Speech: ‘You Know I Hate Politics’

Former first lady Michelle Obama delivered a gloomy pre-taped speech at the Democrat National Convention on Monday, lamenting the state of the country under President Donald Trump.

“You know I hate politics. But you also know that I care about this nation,” she said during her speech endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden for president.

Obama began her speech with a serious tone, focusing on the coronavirus pandemic and the jaded feeling in the country about politics.

“Its a hard time and everyone’s feeling it different ways,” she began, acknowledging that it was “hard to tune into a political convention right now or politics in general.”

Obama also claimed that because she was a black woman, some people would automatically discount her message and her endorsement of Biden.

“Now, I understand that my message won’t be heard by some people,” she said. “We live in a nation that is deeply divided, and I am a black woman speaking at a Democratic convention.”

Obama also spoke about the pain of watching President Donald Trump winning in 2016 despite losing the popular vote, knowing that so many Democrats in key battleground states did not vote. She said:

Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country. He has had more than enough time to prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly in over his head. He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. It is what it is.

Obama pointedly noted that she loved her country “with all my heart,” but she said that Americans continue to struggle with injustice, racism, and pain.

“They see people shouting in grocery stores, unwilling to wear a mask to keep us all safe. They see people calling the police on folks minding their own business just because of the color of their skin,” she said.

Obama blamed President Trump for taking what she described as a successful presidency under her husband, President Barack Obama, and making it worse.

“Four years later, the state of this nation is very different. More than 150,000 people have died, and our economy is in shambles because of a virus that this president downplayed for too long,” she said.

She accused Trump of emboldening “torch-bearing white supremacists,” throwing “kids in cages,” and pepper-spraying “peaceful protesters” for a “photo op.”

“Sadly this is the America that is on display for the next generation,” she said, noting that America was failing on “matters of character.”

“That is not just disappointing, it’s downright infuriating,” she continued.

The former first lady endorsed Biden, telling voters they should vote as if their lives depended on the results of the 2020 election.

“If you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me, they can and they will if we don’t make a change in this election,” she said.