Watch: Gretchen Whitmer Caught on Hot Mic Before DNC Speech – ‘It’s Shark Week Motherf*ckers!’

In this image from video, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks during the first night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)
Democratic National Convention via AP

A hot mic moment published by The Recount showed Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer standing at the podium in anticipation for her Democratic National Convention speech on Monday.

“It’s not just Shark Week. It’s Shark Week,” Whitmer said, before mouthing “motherf*ckers” in front of the camera at a Lansing union hall.

Numerous people could be heard laughing off camera, in a state where she has imposed a ten-person limit on indoor activities.

“I have learned about the hot mic,” she added to aides off camera.

Shark Week is an annual event hosted by the Discovery Channel that features shark-related programming.

Moments later, a seemingly nervous Whitmer addressed the DNC, botching the words and phrasing of her prepared text:

Whitmer lamented the deaths of Americans due to the coronavirus, but she created a policy that required recovering patients to be placed in nursing homes.

To date, there have been 8,041 cases confirmed in Michigan long-term care facilities, which led to 2,082 deaths, according to the state of Michigan.

There have been 4,156 confirmed nursing home staff cases and 21 deaths.

Kyle Olson is a reporter for Breitbart News. He is also host of “The Kyle Olson Show,” syndicated on Michigan radio stations on weekends. Listen to segments on YouTube or download full episodes at iHeartRADIO. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook, and follow him on Parler.


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