“It will only stop if people get up,” Atlas said. “You get what you pay for. #FreedomMatters #StepUp”
Responding to Atlas’ tweet on Sunday evening, Whitmer told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, “We know that the White House wants to isolate us here in Michigan, especially me.
Instead, Whitmer said, “He consults with people who are really educated and well-respected around the world on these matters, but this person did not make the presidential bid.”
“I look forward to a new federal administration that will work with our state government to protect Michigan residents,” said Nessel, a Democrat.
“A patriot, one who protects the United States from its enemies, both foreign and domestic,” he continued.
“COVID-19 is the enemy, not each other. Stop fighting Americans against each other and start supporting proven policies to effectively fight the virus.”
Whitmer announced at a news conference Sunday that Michigan will launch a “three-week suspension targeting indoor community meetings and other group activities” to mitigate the spread of Govt-19.
“If everyone does their part, we will see a huge benefit from that,” he told Blitzer about the new measures. “But we will evaluate it every step of the way.”
Throughout the epidemic, Whitmer has been the center of intense vitriol from the far right groups. According to a federal criminal complaint, plans to oust several state governments suspected of “violating the U.S. Constitution” also include a plan to extradite him.
The United States beat 11 million corona virus cases on Sunday, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The latest milestone comes six days after the United States registered 10 million cases.
This is the fastest time the United States has added a million new cases since the outbreak.
“He works with us, he works with us on the corona virus,” Trump said in August. “He has a lot of great ideas, and he thinks what we’re done is very good. Now we’ll take it to a whole new level.”
This story has been updated with comments by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.
CNN’s Laura Lai contributed to this report.