Americans Reacted In Horror After Trump Appeared To Call For His Supporters To Rise Up Against Dem Governors: “He Has Lost His Mind”

Trump sent a dangerous message to his supporters, and they are doing his bidding.

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President Donald Trump unleashed his hardcore supporters upon Democratic states recently through a series of tweets calling upon them to “liberate” them from Democratic governors who are following social distancing and stay-at-home recommendations to fight the coronavirus.

Several states across the nation put measures in place to keep the virus from spreading and killing more people. But armed protesters organized by a group connected to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos swarmed the state capitol in Michigan in an effort to pressure Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) to re-open the state early, blocking streets and preventing first responders from doing their jobs along the way.

Trump himself expressed support for the protests in remarks at a press briefing.

“I think they listen to me,” Trump said. “They seem to be protesters that like me and respect this opinion.”

With that statement in mind, Trump went on a Twitter rampage targeting three states, two of which are major swing states he needs to win in November.

Trump’s tweets appeared to be inciting more protests — or worse — in order to force Democratic governors to bow to his obsession with reopening the country earlier than recommended as coronavirus deaths continue to surge. In fact, one protester actually brought a sign that seems to call for Whitmer to be hanged for imaginary tyranny.

Such gatherings of protesters also risk further spread of the virus, thus resulting in social distancing and stay-at-home policies dragging out longer and more people dying. Trump supporters are also actively protesting in North Carolina, Virginia and other states in order to force early re-opening despite a surge in cases and a death toll that has reached 100,000.

Americans were horrified by Trump’s tweets.

Any violence that occurs as a result of these tweets is all on Trump. As president, he should be urging against such protests so that the pandemic can end sooner. Instead, he has set his angry gun-toting supporters loose upon the nation.

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