Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer responds with a quick "yes" in an upcoming interview after she was asked if she's ever had to censor her comments about President Donald Trump so that the state can receive federal aid.
"Listen, the worst night's sleep that I've got in the last 10 weeks is when he's attacked me on Twitter," the Democrat told Axios' Alexi McCammond in the #AxiosOnHBO interview, which will appear on HBO at 11 p.m. Monday.
Late last week, Whitmer accused Trump of stoking division while her state battles both high unemployment rates because of the coronavirus pandemic and catastrophic flooding. The governor said his threat to withhold federal money over the decision to send out absentee ballot applications was "scary."
Meanwhile, Trump did grant Whitmer's request for an emergency declaration for the flooding that hit central Michigan, reports The Detroit News, which will allow the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster relief efforts in the state. The declaration also allows for emergency assistance from the Army Corps of Engineers and the National Guard.
Several other Michigan leaders have come under fire from Trump, including Attorney General Dana Nessel, whom he criticized after she insisted that he wear a mask while touring the Ford Rawsonville plant in Ypsilanti.
He has also slammed Michigan's Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and mistakenly tweeted that she planned to send out absentee ballots, rather than applications, The Detroit News notes.
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