By James Gordon For Dailymail.com
Published: 07:13 BST, 11 September 2020 | Updated: 07:21 BST, 11 September 2020
President Trump said Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer 'doesn't have a clue' when it comes to the coronavirus and the economy.
The claims were made by Trump during a rally on Thursday night, hours after the Democratic governor had criticized the president's handling of the crisis during a news conference.
'Michigan has already gained and regained more than half of the jobs that it lost - and if your state was ever allowed to safely reopen by your governor, who doesn't have a clue, just like Joe Biden, you would have gained far more than that,' Trump said at his rally in Freeland, Saginaw County.
'Open up your state, Madam Governor, open up your state!'
Trump arrived in Michigan for the rally despite pushback from officials worried that his rallies are growing in size and flouting public health guidelines intended to halt the COVID-19 spread
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sharply criticized President Donald Trump following revelations that he had purposely downpla yed the deadly coronavirus, calling it 'devastating' news and Trump the 'biggest threat' to Americans
Michigan would be better off if it 'had a governor who knew what the hell she was doing,' Trump continued before describing her as a 'liberal hypocrite who lives by a different set of rules.'
The president's comments came after Gov. Whitmer on Thursday sharply criticized President Donald Trump following revelations that he had purposely downplayed the deadly coronavirus, calling it 'devastating' news and Trump