Trump to visit Kenosha, potentially stoking tensions


Washington: President Donald Trump will travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, amid fury over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in the back, which left the 29-year-old Black man paralysed.

White House spokesman Judd Deere told reporters aboard Air Force One on Saturday that Trump will be meeting with law enforcement officers and “surveying” some of the damage from recent protests that turned destructive.

President Donald Trump points while walking to Air Force One on Saturday, local time.

President Donald Trump points while walking to Air Force One on Saturday, local time.Credit:AP

The visit is certain to exacerbate tensions in the city, where a crowd of about 1000 demonstrators gathered outside a courthouse on Saturday to denounce police violence.

Trump has been running his re-election campaign on a law-and-order mantle, denouncing protesters as “thugs” while voicing his support for police.

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