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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:44 AM

White House says Trump hasn't spoken to Blake family yet

Source: The Hill

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Monday that President Trump has not yet spoken to members of Jacob Blake’s family, despite the administration attempting to reach out to them. McEnany said that Trump is not currently planning to meet with Blake’s family during a trip to Kenosha, Wis., on Tuesday but said that the White House holds the Blake family “close to our hearts.”

“ So tomorrow the plan is so far to go and to meet with law enforcement and to look at the damage from the riots, but we are holding his family close to our hearts,” McEnany said. Kenosha has been the sight of protests since last week, when video emerged showing a police officer shooting Blake, a Black man, in the back as he got into a car. Blake is currently in critical condition in the hospital. The Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation into the shooting, and state officials are also investigating the incident.

Trump said over the weekend that he planned to visit Kenosha. However, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) has urged Trump reconsider the trip, expressing concerns that the visit could incite further division. “I am concerned your presence will only hinder our healing. I am concerned your presence will only delay our work to overcome division and move forward together,” Evers wrote in a letter Sunday.

McEnany shrugged off Evers’s plea on Monday, saying that the trip would go on as planned and that Trump wants to unify the state. “This president will go to Kenosha, Wis. He loves the people of Wisconsin and he looks forward to speaking directly to them and unifying the state,” McEnany said.



Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/514393-white-house-says-trump-hasnt-spoken-to-blake-family-yet



Trump has not yet spoken to members of Jacob Blake’s family, despite the administration attempting to reach out to them.

I'm guessing the family does not want to talk to Trump.

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Reply White House says Trump hasn't spoken to Blake family yet (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Aug 31 OP
still_one Aug 31 #1
soothsayer Aug 31 #2
sakabatou Aug 31 #3
BKDem Aug 31 #5
Harker Aug 31 #4
bucolic_frolic Aug 31 #7
Harker Aug 31 #17
Scarsdale Aug 31 #6
groundloop Aug 31 #8
left-of-center2012 Aug 31 #9
Karma13612 Aug 31 #16
left-of-center2012 Aug 31 #10
MissMillie Aug 31 #11
JohnnyRingo Aug 31 #12
matt819 Aug 31 #13
mahannah Aug 31 #14
Karma13612 Aug 31 #15

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:54 AM

1. All I know is Biden, Harris, and Yang had no problem contacting the Blake family after the shooting

so I don't by their excuse that the administration was attempting to reach out to them. I don't think they were trying very hard



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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:55 AM

2. Yeah the family said it's too late, really

Drumpf making excuses as to why he won’t during his visit

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:58 AM

3. Why would the family want to hear from Trump anyway?

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:01 AM

5. I wouldn't take his call.

I have no respect for him, and I wouldn’t allow myself to be used by him.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:59 AM

4. "Close to our hearts"?

What hearts?

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Response to Harker (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:21 AM

7. yeah, sounds more like a political game of poker

'close to our chests' seems the meaning to me. what are they cooking up election-wise out of plain sight?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 03:21 PM

17. Beats me...

but we're going to see it soon. It'll be uglier than ever, no doubt.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:17 AM

6. I would refuse that call.

He instigates all the violence, then gets applause for trying to look empathetic. Piss on him. No wait - he'd like that. To HELL with him. That's better.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:26 AM

8. Hell, even a heartfelt statement would be better than nothing.....

but that would be impossible for tRump to pull off.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:35 AM

9. "Joe Biden has been in contact with the family ..."

Joe Biden has been in contact with the family, Crump said,
speaking with them “for about an hour,”
along with vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicholasreimann/2020/08/30/trump-reportedly-plans-to-meet-with-jacob-blakes-family-but-attorney-says-no-ones-contacted-them/#2968ba74bfb5

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 01:16 PM

16. 💙💙💙💙💙🥰 n/t

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:37 AM

10. Trump can call Putin a dozen times a week ...

But can't call this family.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:42 AM

11. Can't help but wonder...

...if he's spoken to the Rittenhouse family.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:57 AM

12. They don't want to be used as MAGA props.

Clickety click click go the cameras as Trump pretends to listen to their plight, offering his own heavy heart, in a fake scene of community outreach.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 12:02 PM

13. I've said it before

They. Don't. Care.

To this WH, black people are sub-human. They deserve neither compassion nor empathy. Sure, part of it is because they are not trump voters or potential voters, but imho it goes way beyond that. They've made it very clear over the years. Black people are violent thugs, rioters, looters, drug users, gang memers, residents of shithole communities, and, above (below) all - animals. Of course no one from the WH called the Blake family.

This is no longer surprising, shocking. They are who they are. And they are proud of it. They are white supremcists.

And the Blake family was reported yesterday as having no interest in talking to trump, and presumably anyone else from this regime.



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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 12:27 PM

14. Another paper towel photo op.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 01:14 PM

15. Trumps version

Of Tots and Pears is to hand the grieving family a signed piece of paper with his signature on it, telling them they should sell it on eBay.

Trump will muck up any contact with the family no matter how much hand holding And ‘handling’ he gets from his WH staff.

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