Despite what Donald Trump says, the economy is not recovered and moving in the right direction. The President has also done a miserable job on containing the coronavirus. So Trump has gone all in on promoting himself as a “law and order” candidate.
In order to push this message, Trump announced plans to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday. Kenosha has seen nightly protests since the shooting of Jacob Blake last weekend. The Governor of Wisconsin, Tony Evers, sent a letter to Trump asking him to reconsider his visit.
“This past week has been particularly difficult. Kenosha and communities across Wisconsin are enduring extraordinary grief, grappling with a Black man being shot seven times and the loss of two additional lives on Tuesday night at the hands of an out-of-state armed militant,” Evers wrote. “When I visited Kenosha last week, what I saw was a community working to deal with the trauma and pain of these events and extreme loss.”
President Trump should rethink his plans and give Kenosha residents space to heal. 1/ https://t.co/3KCyPkHjlX
— Josh Kaul (@JoshKaulWI) August 30, 2020
Evers then told Trump that him coming to the city would likely do much more harm then good. He continued, “I, along with other community leaders who have reached out, are concerned about what your presence will mean for Kenosha and our state. 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.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.