President Trump Visits Kenosha To Back Cops After Shooting Jacob Blake

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President Trump Visits Kenosha To Back Cops After Shooting Jacob Blake

Recently, the President of the United States, Donald Trump visited Kenosha, Wisconsin to back the cops shooting a black man during his arrest.

Being there, the Republican President, Trump put the blame on “domestic terror” for the overall “destruction” happening in the Midwestern city. 

Kenosha has been witnessing violence, and devastating destruction after the police officers shot a black man Jacob Blake and then left him paralyzed. The incident took place on 23rd August. 

Now, the President is all set to push a strong “law and order” message to stabilize the circumstances. On this, Democrat Joe Biden accused President Trump of fueling racial division. 

The former Vice-President of US said while on his Tuesday’s trip that – “Fires are burning and we have a president who fans the flames rather than fighting the flames,” Source: BBC. 

During his visit to Kenosha, the President visited each spot where the city saw maximum damage, including the burnt-out furniture store in the upheaval. 

Meanwhile, the President conducted a quick and on the spot round table meeting in a high school gym and told the local business leaders that – “These are not acts of peaceful protest, but really domestic terror,” Source: BBC. 

The President did not show any empathy towards those hurt in confrontations with the cops instead said that he felt “terribly for anybody who goes through that”. Source: BBC. 

When it came to announcing relief for the people and local business owners, the President said that the administration would be providing around $4m (£3m) to help Kenosha businesses overcome the damage done in the riots. And $1m has been announced for the city law enforcement as well. 

Also, the President revealed that he did not meet Blake’s family so far as they wanted the lawyers to be present there. 

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Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53989076