President Donald Trump is traveling to the site of protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. On Tuesday, Trump will meet with law enforcement and survey some of the damage from the recent protests.
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When asked if the President would meet with the family of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man who was shot by police, White House spokesman Judd Deere said that the schedule hasn’t been fully ironed out yet.
Blake’s family led a march of hundreds of people on Saturday in Kenosha. The protesters demand an end to police violence and systemic racism. Blake, who was shot by a White police officer, has undergone multiple surgeries.
Trump deploys the National Guard in Kenosha
When previously asked if he will visit Kenosha, Trump said, “probably so” before praising the authority in Wisconsin. Trump traveling to site of
“Probably so. We’ve had tremendous success as you know. We were finally able to get the go-ahead from the local authorities to send in the National Guard,” Trump said. “Within a few minutes of the guard, everybody cleared out and it became safe.”