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Tue Sep 1, 2020, 02:46 PM

Trump wades into racial tensions with visit to Kenosha

Source: AP

By ZEKE MILLER, JONATHAN LEMIRE and WILL WEISSERT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump dove into the latest eruption in the nation’s reckoning over racial injustice on Tuesday, visiting the “destruction” left by rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and declaring it was enabled by Democratic leaders.

Soon after arriving in the city, a visit made over the objections of state and local leaders, Trump toured the charred remains of a block besieged by violence and fire. He spoke to the owners of a century-old furniture store that had been destroyed and blasted the Democrats in charge of Kenosha and Wisconsin.

“They just don’t want us to come in and then destruction is done,” said Trump, who has offered to send in federal enforcement. “These governors don’t want to call and the mayors don’t want to call. They have to ask.”

The city has been riven by protests since the Aug. 23 shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man hit seven times in the back by police as he was getting into a car while they were trying to arrest him. On the eve of his visit, Trump defended a teenage supporter accused of fatally shooting two men at a demonstration in Kenosha last week and accused Democrat Joe Biden of siding with “anarchists” and “rioters” in the unrest.



President Donald Trump talks to 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)


Read more: https://apnews.com/4a58a15c9955bb6312c1fbe42215110d

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Reply Trump wades into racial tensions with visit to Kenosha (Original post)
Omaha Steve Sep 1 OP
bucolic_frolic Sep 1 #1
Evolve Dammit Sep 1 #3
Blue Owl Sep 1 #2
Bayard Sep 1 #4
bluestarone Sep 1 #5
iluvtennis Sep 1 #6
jeffreyi Sep 1 #7
VWolf Sep 1 #8
AC_Mem Sep 1 #9
BadGimp Sep 1 #10
hedda_foil Sep 1 #11

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 02:49 PM

1. Trump's visit is like an eggbeater

It won't calm anything down.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 02:52 PM

3. He never wants to calm, only sow more chaos. "I love chaos." Orange Julius Drumpf

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 02:50 PM

2. tRump fits in well with the tattered wreckage

Symbolic, almost...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 02:55 PM

4. Everyone in masks but him.

Would have been perfect if they'd all shown up in Biden masks.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 03:06 PM

5. WOW that would have

Made my day!!!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 03:27 PM

6. trump with his disdain for scientists and doctors isn't wearing a mask - what a moron.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 03:27 PM

7. Friends, we are over the waterfall.

How in hell do you prepare for societal meltdown? The people in power are nuts, pathological, blatantly corrupt, beyond criminal, beyond accountability. I thought our system was more robust than it apparently is. I don't think the election will save us, regardless of the outcome. I know we have to try, but. I really hate being like this. I know it's a big world out there, and my view is miniscule, probably very distorted, but no crazier than the conspiracy crap swirling around. Geologic time will eventually prevail, I guess. The grand experiment needs redone.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 03:41 PM

8. Sorry, I couldn't get past the title

The thought of Trump wading into anything gives me the willies.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 05:57 PM

9. All the citizens

are wearing masks. That is good news at least.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 06:18 PM

10. Trump does not simply Wade into anything...

He Bellyflops and then runs around like a Piegon playing Chess

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 08:22 PM

11. Ah, but they got the video of Trump Among the Ruins of a Democratic city!!

Is Kenosha's mayor a Democrat? Does it matter as long as Trump can say it!

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