Jacob Blake: Arriving in Kenosha, President Trump did not visit the families of the victims of the police shooting

 


Jacob Blake: Arriving in Kenosha, President Trump did not visit the families of the victims of the police shooting






US President Donald Trump has visited the town of Kenosha in Wisconsin, where a black man was injured in a police shooting.


Protests erupted in Kenosha on August 23 after police shot and wounded Jacob Blake.


Trump arrived there to enforce the law after a violent uprising erupted.





Why didn't Blake meet the family?


Trump said Blake's family did not meet when asked to meet in the presence of his lawyers.


Earlier, Blake's father told CNN that his son's life was more important than meeting the president.



"I don't want a machine in this politics. There's no point in linking it to the president," he said.


Even relatives and friends of the Blake family have criticized Trump's visit.





Police rescue


Trump went to the area devastated by the demonstration to defend what U.S. police did.


But there, he accused the media of focusing only on the worst cases involving police.



He spoke in support of the US Alliance, but said that maintaining some independence was not the answer.


Arriving in the city in the Midwest, Trump blamed "domestic violence for the devastation."




'Election aspirations'


Tanya Malin, a friend of Blake's family, accused Trump of "spreading terror, dividing communities and seeking re-election."


Ahead of Trump's visit on Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden said: "The fire is burning and our president is leaving it to be extinguished."


While stressing the importance of a strong legal system, Biden accused Trump of "inciting apartheid."


Although Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden has the upper hand in opinion polls in November's presidential election, Trump is narrowing it down.



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