“Michigan has already gained and regained more than half of the jobs that it lost — and if your state was ever allowed to safely reopen by your governor, who doesn’t have a clue, just like Joe [Biden], you would have gained far more than that,” Trump said.
Trump’s blast may have been prompted by Whitmer’s comments at a news briefing earlier that same day, when she said, “I think the biggest enemy of the state right now is the misinformation that’s coming out of the Head of the State. I think the biggest threat to the American people is the American president right now.”
She went on to call the administration “reckless and not particularly well-informed” about the coronavirus. “But it’s a whole other thing to be reckless or ignorant and to be deceptive and to have American lives lost because of it. They knew and they didn’t tell us.” Fact check: lie.
“Open up your state, Madam Governor, open up your state!” Trump added at the rally. Michigan would be better off if it “had a governor who knew what the hell she was doing.” Fact check: truth.