Whitmer Responds To Trump Election Tweet

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued a statement in response to a tweet from President Donald Trump questioning if the November election should be delayed. The governor’s office has released the following statement:

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement after President Trump published a tweet suggesting America should postpone the 2020 election: 


“It’s clear that the president is more focused on his chances in the 2020 election than on protecting families from a virus that has killed more than 150,000 Americans,” said Governor Whitmer. “The truth is that mail-in absentee voting is safe, simple, and patriotic – so much so that the president and more than a dozen of his closest advisors have done it. If we could hold an election in 1864 in the midst of a Civil War threatening to tear our country apart, we can and will hold one in 2020. It’s time for the president to get his priorities straight and work with Congress on a bipartisan recovery package that protects our families, frontline workers, and small business owners.”