Gretchen Whitmer, the governor of Michigan, has been accused of encouraging assassination attempts against President Trump after displaying “86 45” in the background during an interview on national television on Sunday.
During an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer spoke from Lansing, Michigan about her state’s COVID restrictions, while slamming President Trump‘s response to the pandemic.
The digits “86 45” appeared behind her in bubble letters on her coffee table. These numbers elicited a response from one of the Trump campaign’s Twitter accounts:
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) October 18, 2020
“Governor Gretchen Whitmer displayed an ’86 45′ sign during her TV appearance,” Trump War Room tweeted, adding: “86 can be shorthand for killing someone.”
“Whitmer is encouraging assassination attempts against President Trump just weeks after someone sent a ricin-laced package to the White House,” the campaign added.
Shortly after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Secret Service and the FBI intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House which contained the deadly poison ricin. According to Fox News, “A woman from Quebec was arrested at the U.S.-Canada border days later and is now facing federal charges in connection to the case.”
Deputy National Press Secretary for the Trump campaign Courtney Parella, in a statement to Fox News, said, “By Gretchen Whitmer’s own standard, displaying something encouraging people to ‘86’ the President is employing dangerous rhetoric.”
Wikipedia Changing Definitions for Democrats
It is unclear what Governor Whitmer meant by “86 45,” but colloquially the term “86” is slang for canceling someone, killing someone, or ejecting someone, sometimes from a bar or restaurant. Meanwhile, Trump is the 45th president of the United States.
From the screenshot added to the Trump campaign tweet, it is shown on Wikipedia that “86” can mean “killing someone.” As soon as the Trump campaign pointed this out, the Wikipedia page was edited to remove that phrase, as well as removing many pop culture references where “86” is used to mean killing someone.
Wikipedia edited out the true meaning of ‘86’d’ eliminating the most popular use ‘to remove someone by killing them’ found in movies, politics, and mafia dealings. Democrat disinformation operation in real-time. Only idiots think this is about foodies.#hoffa #michigan #whitmer
— Ali 🟧 #StopTheSteal (@ali) October 19, 2020
Not even wikipedia is safe now. The reference to killing someone on the page about the term 86 has been scrubbed.https://t.co/mjx3hZtyqv
— Sam Hardingham (@hamuel68) October 19, 2020
This is the second instance in less than a week of major companies changing definition’s of words to benefit a Democrat, with the first being Merriam-Webster Dictionary changing the definition of “sexual preference.”
More information about the Wikipedia edit can be found in YouTube commentator Tim Pool’s video breaking down the incident: