One of the men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer can be seen in a video posted on social media calling President Trump a “tyrant” and government workers “your enemy.”
“Trump is not your friend, dude,” alleged kidnapper Brandon Caserta says in a video with an anarchist flag hanging in the background. “It amazes me that people actually, like, believe that when he’s shown over and over and over again that he’s a tyrant. Every single person that works for government is your enemy, dude.”
A Twitter thread from Robby Starbuck, a music video director and producer, shows several videos of Caserta espousing anarchist views.
“Wow! This is big. Brandon Caserta, one of the ringleaders of the group of men arrested for a plot where the group planned to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hated President Trump too!” Starbuck tweeted.
This is a video of Brandon Caserta, one of the ringleaders of the group of men arrested for a plot where the group planned to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Caserta has an anarchist flag behind him and in YouTube videos trashes police. He’s not a Republican, he’s an anarchist. pic.twitter.com/J1vE2qGYL7
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) October 8, 2020
The FBI announced charges this week in connection to an alleged plot to overthrow Michigan’s government by kidnapping Whitmer, which both Whitmer and former Vice President Joe Biden blamed on Trump’s rhetoric.
“Hate groups heard the president’s words, not as a rebuke, but as a rallying cry, a call to action,” Whitmer said, attempting to link Trump’s debate response to a question about “white supremacy” to the plot. “When our leaders speak, their words matter. They carry weight.”
Biden responded to the news by saying, “when Governor Whitmer worked to protect her state from a deadly pandemic, President Trump issued a call to “LIBERATE MICHIGAN!”
That call was heard. He’s giving oxygen to the bigotry and hate we see on the march in our country — and we have to stop it,” he added.
When Governor Whitmer worked to protect her state from a deadly pandemic, President Trump issued a call to "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!"
That call was heard.
He's giving oxygen to the bigotry and hate we see on the march in our country — and we have to stop it.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 9, 2020
Trump shot back at Biden, Whitmer, and other Democratic critics denouncing “all” forms of violence.
“My Justice Department and Federal Law Enforcement announced today that they foiled a dangerous plot against the Governor of Michigan,” the president tweeted. “Rather than say thank you, she calls me a White Supremacist—while Biden and Democrats refuse to condemn Antifa, Anarchists, Looters and Mobs that burn down Democrat run cities. I do not tolerate ANY extreme violence. Defending ALL Americans, even those who oppose and attack me, is what I will always do as your President! Governor Whitmer—open up your state, open up your schools, and open up your churches!”
Governor Whitmer of Michigan has done a terrible job. She locked down her state for everyone, except her husband’s boating activities. The Federal Government provided tremendous help to the Great People of Michigan. My Justice Department and Federal Law Enforcement announced…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2020
Author : Andrew Mark Miller
Source : Washington Examiner : Trump is not your friend dude’: Video shows man involved in alleged plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer espousing anti-Trump views