Joe and Jill Biden will be attending Kenosha for a “community meeting” tomorrow, two days after Donald Trump thanked the cops and called the rioters “domestic terrorists”.
- Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden will travel to Kenosha, Wiscsonsin on Thursday
- The former vice president will “hold a community meeting in Kenosha to bring Americans together to heal and address the challenges we face”.
- Biden had indicated on Monday in Pittsburgh that he would consider a trip to Wisconsin after the police shots on Jacob Blake
- President Donald Trump traveled to Kenosha on Tuesday to investigate the damage and meet with law enforcement agencies
- There he called rioters “domestic terrorists”
Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden will travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin on Thursday, two days after President Donald Trump’s trip.
The Biden campaign said the former vice president will “hold a community meeting in Kenosha to bring Americans together to heal and address the challenges we face”. After that, both Joe and Jill Biden make a “local stop”.
After a speech in Pittsburgh on Monday, Biden had indicated that he was considering going to the city of Wisconsin, where the police shooting of Jacob Blake a week and a half ago sparked protests, rioting and rioting.
Biden’s campaign has already reached Jacob Blake’s family and plans to meet them Thursday when he travels to Kenosha with his wife Jill Biden, the Blake family told DailyMail.com.
“Biden contacted the family,” said Justin Blake, Blake’s uncle. “You had a phone call with my brother. I am sure they will be on their way to meet my family. ‘
“We want someone in the White House who unites the whole country,” he added.
Joe Biden will be visiting Kenosha, Wisconsin for a community meeting on Thursday. During his trip to Pittsburgh on Monday, he hinted that a trip to Wisconsin was in the works
President Trump visited Kenosha on Tuesday where he investigated the riots and held a round table with law enforcement and local officials
“We believe Biden is trying to unite all Americans. I am grateful to be able to meet him. I will ask of him what we ask of others – that there are laws and regulations that protect the safety and well-being of African Americans, and that we have economic opportunities to build our own communities.
“We appreciate the way and the approach of his campaign,” he continued.
Trump did not meet with the Blake family or pronounce the paralyzed black man’s name during his own visit to Kenosha on Tuesday.
Instead, he toured property damage and had a roundtable discussion with law enforcement and local officials.
There he called rioters “domestic terrorists” and suggested that white police officers who shoot or kill unarmed black people are “choke” or “bad apples” and refused to believe that there was a systemic problem between law enforcement and the America’s black community there.
“The vast and overwhelming majority of police officers are honorable, courageous and dedicated officers,” said Trump.
“They are incredible, but a lot of politicians ignore their victims and ignore the African-American, Hispanic-American victims,” the president continued, speaking of criminal victims of the color, not those who were unarmed and shot by officers who inspired weeks of the protests against Black Lives Matter.
When asked if Blake should be shot, Trump replied, “I feel awful for anyone who goes through this.” He added that it was “a complicated subject”.
Trump vouched for cops, saying, “They have people who are choking.”
“And if they make the wrong decision one way or another, they are either dead or in big trouble,” Trump continued. “And people have to understand that. You choke sometimes. And it’s a very difficult situation. ‘
The President suggested that the police involved in the shootings and murders of unarmed blacks were some “bad apples”.
Trump poof-poofed a reporter’s question on whether he believed systemic racism existed, which has been the main topic of the Black Lives Matter movement.
“You keep coming back to the other topic,” Trump said. “We should talk about the kind of violence we’ve seen in Portland and here and in other places. It’s tremendous violence.”
“That’s what this is about,” said Trump.
He laughed at the idea that most of the protests against Black Lives Matter were peaceful, and pointed out the debris he had just observed.
“I keep hearing about peaceful protests … and then I come to an area like this and the city burned down,” said Trump, berating reporters in the room for reporting the protests. “By and large, this is not a peaceful protest,” he later added.
State and local officials had asked Trump not to come to Kenosha if his appearance sparked more confrontation – but Wisconsin is a major swing state in the November presidential election.