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Eric Trump cancels event at gun shop after former worker tied to domestic terror plots

Eric Trump cancels event at gun shop after former worker tied to domestic terror plots
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With much regret I must announce that the Trump Campaign changed venues within the last hour. In February 2020 we had...

Posted by Huron Valley Guns on Monday, October 12, 2020

President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump, Jared Kusher's lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' MORE's son Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpEric Trump shares manipulated photo of Ice Cube and 50 Cent in Trump hats Rally crowd chants 'lock him up' as Trump calls Biden family 'a criminal enterprise' Twitter removes Trump COVID advisor tweet that questioned use of masks MORE canceled a campaign event for his father in Michigan on Tuesday after the venue hosting it revealed a former employee was involved in an alleged plot to kidnap the state's Democratic governor. 

Huron Valley Guns in Southeast Michigan was scheduled to host an event for the Trump campaign headlined by Eric Trump, according to ClickOnDetroit.

"With much regret I must announce that the Trump Campaign changed venues within the last hour," the gun shop said in a Facebook post on Monday. "In February 2020 we had a young man that worked on the range who would show up for work in a LOT of tactical gear. We found that a little odd. We weren't comfortable with him for a few other reasons and fired him after 3 weeks. He ended up being one of the fringe characters arrested for the Governor Whitmer kidnapping."

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The shop said that "while we are completely disappointed, we would not want anything to hurt the chances of President Trump" and said it was "glad this came out before the event occurred.

Last week, more than a dozen men were arrested and charged in connection with a domestic terror plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen WhitmerGretchen WhitmerTrump says he doesn't actually want Whitmer, Biden and Obama to be locked up despite chants The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Tipping point week for Trump, Biden, Congress, voters Rally crowd chants 'lock him up' as Trump calls Biden family 'a criminal enterprise' MORE, a Democrat whom Trump has criticized for imposing strict lockdown measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The plot, federal authorities say, involved taking Whitmer hostage and bringing her to a remote location out of state to "stand trail" for what the militia said is crimes she has committed against citizens of the state.

Whitmer blamed Trump for what she described as divisive rhetoric leading to the ploy to kidnap her.  

“Each time he has tweeted about me, each time that he has said ‘liberate Michigan’ and said I should negotiate with the very people who are arrested because they’re ‘good people,’  that incites more domestic terror,” Whitmer said in an interview with ABC News, according to the Guardian. “And I am not the only governor going through this. Certainly it’s been worse for me than most, but it is not unique to me, it is not even unique to Democrats. This White House has a duty to call it out and they won’t do it in fact, they encourage it.”

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Trump took credit for foiling the plot to kidnap Whitmer. 

"Governor Whitmer of Michigan has done a terrible job. She locked down her state for everyone, except her husband’s boating activities. The Federal Government provided tremendous help to the Great People of Michigan," he tweeted. "My Justice Department and Federal Law Enforcement announced today that they foiled a dangerous plot against the Governor of Michigan. Rather than say thank you, she calls me a White Supremacist—while Biden and Democrats refuse to condemn Antifa, Anarchists, Looters and Mobs that burn down Democrat run cities." 

 

On Tuesday, it was revealed the men also contemplated kidnapping Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D).

Michigan is seen as a critical battleground state ahead of the November presidential election, with both Trump and Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenFacebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' Senate GOP to drop documentary series days before election hitting China, Democrats over coronavirus MORE flooding the mitten with attack ads and mobilizing massive get out the vote campaigns.