Trump Supports ‘Very Good People’ Who Carried Guns at Michigan Protest Against Coronavirus Safety

President Donald Trump issued his support for Michigan protesters, many of whom were armed with assault weapons, who staged a demonstration at the Capitol in Lansing on April 30.

The Detroit Free Press notes the armed protesters demanded Gov. Gretchen Whitmer end her temporary coronavirus safety rules, which are in line with the Trump administration’s guidelines:

At one point, a large group, some with rifles slung over their shoulders, massed in the lobby outside the House chambers and yelled at Michigan State Police troopers and House sergeants, demanding to be allowed on to the House floor…

Many of the demonstrators did not observe social distancing guidelines or wear masks. Some carried signs that appeared to advocate violence, such as, “Tyrants get the rope.”

Trump tweeted that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should “give a little, and put out the fire” because the protesters are “very good people.”

(Sources: Donald J. Trump/Twitter, Detroit Free Press)

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