Governor Gretchen Whitmer displayed an "86 45" sign during her TV appearance.
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. pic.twitter.com/GzvtrjH40A
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Michigan’s far-left Democrat governor is being accused by the Trump re-election campaign of encouraging assassination attempts against the president after displaying “86 45” in the background of an interview on NBC 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, which of course included slamming the Commander in Chief’s response to the pandemic.
Whitmer has been a cheerleader for the anarchists in her state who are anti-Trump and anti-police.
Behind Whitmer, who appeared in an interview with the “fake newsman” Chuck Todd on Meet the Press last Sunday morning, a small sign displayed the numbers “86” above the numbers “45.” The Trump War Room Twitter account claimed in a tweet that “86 can be shorthand for killing someone,” in this case referring to Trump – the 45th president.
“Whitmer is encouraging assassination attempts against President Trump just weeks after someone [actually] sent a ricin-laced package to the White House,” the campaign tweeted.
In the defense of its claim, the Trump campaign included a screenshot of a definition of the term “86’d” on the website Urban Dictionary.
“To get rid of, originally for killing someone,” wrote Urban Dictionary contributor Carlos Diaz. The Trump campaign team is accusing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of encouraging the assassination of the President just days prior to the 2020 Presidential Election is a sabotaging technique
The numbers “86 45” appeared on the coffee table behind her in bubble letters. These numbers drew a response from one of the Trump campaign’s Twitter accounts.
“Whitmer is encouraging assassination attempts against President Trump just weeks after someone sent a ricin-laced package to the White House,” the campaign added, referring to an event which happened shortly after the funeral of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, where the Secret Service and the FBI intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the deadly poison ricin.
Though it is not clear what Governor Whitmer meant by “86 45,” colloquially the number “86” is slang for canceling someone, killing someone, or ejecting someone from a bar or restaurant. The number “45” refers to President Trump, as he is the 45th president of the United States.