Whitmer, the target an alleged kidnapping plot that was uncovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation earlier this month, accused Trump of inciting domestic terrorism with his rhetoric. The Trump representatives claim that "these are the standards she [Whitmer] set".
Miller went on to add that he's "glad that President Trump's DOJ was able to get these psychopaths and put them away", referring to the 14 charged suspects in the foiled kidnapping plot targeting Whitmer, before reiterating that "people in MI want to get their state open back up".
During the rally he went on to encourage crowds to chant "lock her up". It has got to end.
Whitmer wrote on Twitter on Saturday: "This is exactly the rhetoric that has put me, my family, and other government officials' lives in danger while we try to save the lives of our fellow Americans".
I am asking people of goodwill on both sides of the aisle - please, lower the heat of this risky rhetoric. The Detroit News reports Whitmer, who is the national campaign chair for Democratic candidate Joe Biden, had a pin on the table at her Lansing residence that was clearly visible.
"Lock her up! Lock her up!" his supporters chanted.
Heilemann said, "I think it never hurts to remind people of the context here".
During her appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday morning, Lara Trump, a senior campaign advisor to the president who is also married to his son Eric, was pressed by host Jake Tapper about the rhetoric. Numerous limits have since been lifted.
A man charged in a plot to kidnap Democratic Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been released from jail after posting a $10,000 cash bail.
Federal charges were filed against six others in the alleged conspiracy to kidnap Whitmer.
In this courtroom drawing, from left, Brandon Caserta with his attorney Michael Darragh Hills, defendants Adam Fox, center, and Ty Garbin - men accused of plotting to kidnap Whitmer.
Seven men purportedly linked to an extremist paramilitary group called the Wolverine Watchmen also have been charged in MI state court with providing material support for terrorist acts and possession of a firearm while committing a felony.
Some of the Wolverine Watchmen are accused of planning other violent crimes, such as storming the Michigan Capitol building and attacking law enforcement officers.