MICHIGAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I think the way she [Governor Gretchen Whitmer] locked down Michigan is a disgrace. […]

When did I say lock her up? When did I say lock up the governor? I didn’t say lock up the governor. […] Why would I lock her up? Why would you say ‘You don’t wanna lock up the Governor’? Of course I don’t wanna lock her up. Why would I lock her up? […] I never said it Lesley. I never said lock up the Governor. […]

Lesley, that’s such a vicious thing you just said. I never said lock up the Governor of Michigan. I would never say that. Why would I say that because— She’s doing lock downs.”

-Donald Trump in an Oct. 20, 2020 interview for 60 Minutes via Factbase, “Leaked Interview: Donald Trump Posts Raw Footage of Interview With Lesley Stahl – October 22, 2020,” factba.se, Oct. 22, 2020

[Note: At an Oct. 17, 2020 campaign rally in Michigan, Trump said, “Now you got to get your governor to open up your state.” The crowd chanted “Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!” and Trump replied, “Lock them all up.”]