Mich. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer urges Michiganders to ‘lock arms’ to fight coronavirus

Mich. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer urges Michiganders to ‘lock arms’ to fight coronavirus
Michigan's Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer (Image: Detroit Free Press video screen grab)

[Ed. – Unfortunate Metaphor Department]

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) used an unfortunate metaphor Friday when she figuratively urged Michiganders to “lock arms” to fight the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.

In video shot outside the governor’s house and posted to social media, Whitmer said her team is working “24/7” to combat the illness’s spread.

“I know there are wonderful people in the federal government, from the White House down, working 24/7, as well,” she said in the selfie video.

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That compliment stands in contrast to her frequent criticism of President Trump and his response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Without evidence, Whitmer alleged on Friday that the Trump administration told her state it was on its own. …

In response, Trump dubbed the Democrat as “Half Whitmer,” one of his signature diminutive nicknames.

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