When pressed if she has always felt that way, Whitmer offered that “the worst night sleep that I’ve gotten in the last 10 weeks is when he has attacked me on Twitter.”
But Whitmer has been outspoken in her belief that the country must listen to medical professionals.
Earlier this month she unveiled a six-phase plan that she touted as critical to avoiding a second wave of infections. “We have to reengage like a dial, not a switch that goes on or off, but a dial that we can turn,” she said.
Trump sparked an uproar in recent days when he threatened to withhold federal funds from the state because, in a response to the pandemic, it sent absentee ballot applications for November’s election to registered voters.
Whitmer, who spoke on the phone with Trump Wednesday, told CBS on Thursday: “Threatening to take money away from a state that is hurting as bad as we are right now is just scary, and I think something that is unacceptable.”
CNN’s Eric Bradner contributed to this report.