LANSING, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) – President Donald Trump tweeted Friday morning in support of Michigan protestors stating they are “very good people” and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should “see them, talk to them, make a deal.”
This comes after hundreds protested Thursday at Michigan’s Capitol in Lansing, urging the governor to end Michigan’s state of emergency.READ MORE: MDOT: Final Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup Of 2021 Starts September 25
“The Governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire. These are very good people, but they are angry. They want their lives back again, safely! See them, talk to them, make a deal,” Trump tweeted.
Thursday’s protest led to a large group gathering inside the House chambers yelling at Michigan State Police troopers and House sergeants. The protestors were demanding to be allowed on the House floor.
The Governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire. These are very good people, but they are angry. They want their lives back again, safely! See them, talk to them, make a deal.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 1, 2020READ MORE: Invasive Species Found After Mid-Michigan Dam Failures
While Whitmer did not directly respond to President Trump’s tweet, the governor tweeted a Michelle Obama meme Thursday morning with a caption, “Our motto is: When they go low, we go high!”
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— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) May 1, 2020