Trump Targeted Michigan’s Top 3 Officials Because They’re All Women, State Ag Says



Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel continued her criticism of President Trump on Friday, claiming he had “risked the health, safety and welfare” of all Michiganders by removing his mask during a tour of a Ford Motor Co. factory in the state Tuesday.

“I will not remain silent and just twiddle my thumbs as I see him do that,” Nessel told NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

Nessel said she believes Trump has been at odds with the state’s top three leaders recently, in part because they’re all women.

“I guess if any one of us were doing Secretary [of State Mike] Pompeo’s dishes, he might be fine with us. But since we’re not and we’re actually running the state of Michigan, he seems to have a real issue,” she told NPR.

Trump called Nessel the “Wacky Do Nothing Attorney General of Michigan,” on Twitter on Thursday after his Ford plant tour and claimed she “viciously attacked” the company after his visit. Nessel told CNN the state would have a “very serious conversation” with Ford for allowing the president to take off his mask.

Nessel also shot back on Twitter, saying it seemed like “you have a problem with all 3 women who run MI-as well as your ability to tell the truth.”

In recent weeks, Trump has also been feuding with Michigan’s Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

Whitmer, a Democrat, first drew Trump’s ire in late March, when he posted that she was in “way in over her head, she doesn’t h… (Read more)

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