Wednesday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) blamed President Donald Trump for a group of individuals reportedly engaging in a plot to kidnap himself and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D).
Northam said on CNN’s “New Day” that people like those plotting to kidnap governors “take their marching orders” from people like President Donald Trump, who he said is “emboldening” white supremacists. Northam backed up that assertion by repeating the popular claim from Democrats that Trump called white supremacists in Charlottesville “very fine people.”
“You know, we’ve been dealing with threats way back since January. They’ve been multiple. We obviously work very closely with our security detail, they work with local officials, the FBI, and this was just yet another threat to us,” Northam told host John Berman. “But, you know, I think the message is that certainly, I don’t govern under a cloud of intimidation. That’s not who I am. And this