Trump Visits Kenosha to Give Support to Law Enforcement and Residents Hard Hit by Riots

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President Donald Trump talks with business owners Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, as he tours an area damaged during demonstrations after a police officer shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump is in Kenosha today, lending support to the people and the city which has been so badly hit by the BLM rioters.

The town announced that according to their calculations, so far, that there had been at least $2 million in damages in city-owned property. That doesn’t even include all the other damage to privately owned property. The mayor said that the city is seeking $30 million in aid from the state of Wisconsin.

Trump went to an area that had been secured by the National Guard.

He met with law enforcement and National Guard at a local high school.


He also surveyed the damage and spoke to some of the business owners who lost their businesses in the rioting. You could see what a war zone it looked like.

A little bit of the roundtable with the local folks.

Offering help for law enforcement and people who lost their businesses.

Initially, the governor only asked for a limited deployment of National Guard with restricted powers that clearly weren’t enough. It was after talking with the president and after the demand of local officials that the governor was convinced to call in more National Guard and that stopped the rioting in Kenosha.


By contrast, Joe Biden has declined to go to Kenosha and gave a speech to nobody in Pittsburgh that he could barely make it through despite reading a teleprompter.

But this is what a real president does, whatever the political wind thinks of it, because it’s the right thing to do. Unlike Democrats, he’s not paying attention to the violence if it polls for or against him.

There were BLM people protesting and perhaps sort of amazingly, interspersed in between the Trump supporters in Kenosha. Needless to say, that seemed a little concerning but given all the police and the National Guard and it being daylight hours, so far everyone seemed to be on relatively good behavior apart.

This says it all, doesn’t it?


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