On Tuesday, Trump will visit Kenosha, Wisconsin, following the day of protests in the city over the police shooting of Black Man, Mr. Jacob Blake, this was announced by White House. Trump will meet with law enforcement and survey damage from recent riots, Judd Deere, spokesperson of White House told the reporters.
He did not inform, whether Trump will meet the family of Blake. Trump has been running his reelection campaign on a law and order mantle, denouncing protesters as thugs while voicing his support for police.
Blake will likely to participate via video call from his hospital room in a court hearing next week about criminal charges that predated the shooting, his lawyer told Reuters on Saturday, adding he would plead not guilty.
Anger at Blake’s video that went viral led to street skirmishes, protesters hurled firecrackers and bricks at police in riot gear who fired volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets.
Trump has repeatedly condemned the protests that have rocked the country since the death of George Floyd in May, as he presses a law and order message while fighting an uphill battle for re-election in November.
In Kenosha, people painted messages of Unity on boards protecting storefronts after many businesses were burned to the ground in arson attacks and vandalism. Residents hoped calm would hold for a fourth night as protesters some wearing Justice for Jacob masks, spoke about the need for racial justice.
The 17-year-old suspect in Tuesday night’s killing, Kyle Rittenhouse, surrendered to police on Wednesday near his home in Illinois close to the Wisconsin border.
Kenosha officials have been criticized for videos showing law enforcement agents giving him water before the burst of violence and acting chummy with armed militia men in the streets.