President Donald Trump has come under fire from critics who say he helped inspire an alleged plan to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, but at least one of the accused plotters thinks Trump is “a tyrant,” according to a viral video.
Whitmer, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, Democratic U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Detroit and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are among those who argue Trump is in part to blame for the alleged kidnapping plot because they said he didn’t do enough to condemn white supremacists.
But a video circulating online shows accused plotter Brandon Caserta in front of an anarchist flag railing against Trump.
Caserta, 32, of Canton Township appears in other videos complaining about the government and posted inflammatory messages on Facebook, including one in which he asks whether it’s all right to “initiate violence” against non-violent people.
In a viral video being shared by conservative music producer Robby Starbuck, Caserta says, “Trump is not your friend, dude. It amazes me that people actually, like, believe that when he’s shown over and over and over again that he’s a tyrant. Every single person that works for government is your enemy, dude.”