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Pelosi backs Michigan governor who was the target of a foiled kidnapping attempt, slams Trump's rhetoric as 'irresponsible'

8 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday backed up Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's assertions that President Donald Trump's rhetoric is dangerous and incites violence.
Last week, Whitmer was the target of an elaborate kidnapping plot that got foiled by the FBI.
Since the men behind the attack have been arrested, Whitmer has accused Trump of using rhetoric that sows division and hatred.
"The president has to realize that words of the president of the United States weigh a ton," Pelosi said Sunday, echoing Whitmer's comments.
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