“, Along with other community leaders who have reached out, are concerned about what your presence will mean to Kenosha and our state,” Evert wrote in a letter to Mr. Trump: CBS Milwaukee Affiliate WDJT. “I am concerned that your presence will only be a hindrance to our treatment. I am concerned that your presence will only delay our work to remove division and move forward together.”
Mr. Trump plans to visit Kenosha on Tuesday. A lawyer for Jacob Blake’s family reported ““The family was not contacted about meeting Mr. Trump on Sunday.
Attorney Benjamin Crump said, “The Blake family highly respects all of our elected officials and as her mother says, she prays for all of our elected officials.”
Meanwhile, ACharged with two counts of first degree homicide and one count of attempted murder for shooting at 25 degrees. Some have celebrated the trip armed with teenage Kyle Rittenhouse, who is White, and an AR-15 from Illinois.
Mr Trump said on Saturday that the shooting is “under investigation” and said “we are watching it very carefully.”
Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor, Mandela Barnes, told CNN that Mr. Trump should not leave.
One Democrat said, “They concentrated an entire convention to create more animosity and create more divisions around what is going on in Kenosha.” “So I don’t know, any of the previous statements made by the president, that he intends to come here to help, and we don’t need that requirement right now.”
Barnes tweeted If Mr. Trump is “not coming to recognize the celebration of the community that’s going on right now, keep it up.”
Barnes said, “Kenosha is about to get off to a great start. The city was on fire and we needed treatment, not to roll a barrel of gasoline.”
Although at the Republican National Convention, Mr. Trump reduced “Democrat-run cities” such as Kenosa and Portland, Oregon, he has praised that federal agents have been sent to Kenosha. A White House official said Sunday that “without President Trump’s leadership, Kenosha and his citizens would still be living in fear.”
Mr Trump said on Saturday that he would “probably” visit Kenosha and praise the actions of the National Guard: “Within minutes of the guards, everyone fired and it was safe.”
In the last week, Mr. Trump and the Republicans gave the message of law and order. Speakers included , A St. Louis couple who were caught firing a gun at protesters in a viral video, and , Whose husband was killed in June during a violent night following protests in St. Louis.
Vice President Mike Pence said that four more years of the Trump administration would “bring law and order on the streets of America for Americans of every race and creed and color.”
Mr. Trump insisted that the GOP “in the strongest possible terms” condemns robbery, arson and violence in Wisconsin and elsewhere and has issued a powerful prohibition of violence in major US cities,, Where he deployed federal law enforcement this summer.
“As long as I am president, I will protect the full right of every American citizen to protect, respect and live in peace.”
Nicole Kellian contributed to this report.