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Miller on whether Trump regrets 'Lock her up' chant about Whitmer: 'Not at all'

Senior Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller said the president stood by attacking Michigan Gov. Gretchen WhitmerGretchen WhitmerOvernight Health Care: CDC director calls on Michigan to 'close things down' amid surge in cases | Regeneron says antibody therapy prevents COVID-19 infections Woman files lawsuit against Michigan county official who flashed rifle at her during virtual meeting CDC director calls on Michigan to 'close things down' amid surge in cases MORE (D) in the wake of an alleged plot by a militia group to kidnap her.

Asked on “Fox News Sunday” if the president regretted either his own attacks or a chant of “Lock her up” that broke out at a Saturday rally, Miller responded, “No, not at all.”

“I think the fact of the matter is many residents of Michigan are pretty frustrated with the governor [and] they want to see the state open back up,” Miller said.

“I’m glad that President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: McConnell 'helpless' to stop Biden from packing court Romney on NRSC awarding Trump: Not 'my preference' McConnell sidesteps Trump calling him 'dumb son of a b----' MORE’s DOJ was able to get these psychopaths and put them away,” Miller said of the alleged plotters, “but the fact of the matter is, people in Michigan want to get their state opened back up.”

Most of Michigan is currently in the fifth phase of its reopening, under which salons, movie theaters and gyms can reopen with safety protocols in place. Early this month Whitmer signed an executive order moving the state’s Upper Peninsula back to the fourth stage as cases surged in the region.

Fox News’ Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden meets with bipartisan lawmakers for infrastructure negotiations Biden to meet Monday with bipartisan lawmakers about infrastructure Buttigieg on exaggerated infrastructure jobs estimate: 'I should have been more precise' MORE pressed Miller on the frequent lack of masks at the president’s rallies as well as Trump’s own comments questioning their effectiveness.

“We do pass out masks at the rallies and I encourage everyone who is attending a Trump rally to put the mask on,” Miller said, adding “as we get close to the election people don’t want to be living in fear.”

Wallace also questioned Miller about the Trump campaign’s attacks on Democratic nominee Joe Biden in connection with his son Hunter’s work at Ukrainian energy firm Burisma, noting that two GOP-led Senate committees had cleared both men of any wrongdoing.

“The fact is Vice President BidenJoe BidenTrump: McConnell 'helpless' to stop Biden from packing court Biden, first lady send 'warmest greetings' to Muslims for Ramadan The business case for child care reform MORE has actually released his tax returns, unlike President Trump and there’s no indication he’s gotten any money from anyone in these business deals,” Wallace noted.

In response, Miller cited a disputed New York Post story published last week about Hunter Biden and then invoked Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHow Democrats can defy the odds in 2022 Close the avenues of foreign meddling Pelosi planned on retiring until Trump won election: report MORE, saying “Voters hate it when people make a lot of money trading off of their family name.”