There is a lot of finger-pointing today relating to the plan to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. But it’s the president of the United States himself who is engaging in victim-blaming.

It’s statements like this that could put Whitmer in even more jeopardy.

Juliette Kayyem, a former assistant in the Department of Homeland Security agrees that Trump’s remarks are certainly stirring the pot:

“A leader like the president gives winks and nods. He urges a kind of philosophy, a kind of radicalization.”

Joe Biden echoed this as well: