The White House has said that President Donald Trump will pay a visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday after the city was rocked by riots when protests turned violent this week following the controversial shooting of Jacob Blake, who was resisting police arrest during a domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend.
White House spokesman Judd Deere said that the president will be traveling to the city to meet with local law enforcement officers and to “survey damage from the recent riots.” He added that the presidents schedule for the visit had not yet been fully outlined.
President @realDonaldTrump will visit Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday to meet with local law enforcement and survey damage from the recent riots.
— Judd Deere (@JuddPDeere45) August 30, 2020
Trump was asked earlier on Saturday if he had plans to visit the city, which has since received help from National Guard soldiers from neighboring states and the federal government to bring the violence and unrest sparked by the shooting under control.
“Probably so,” Trump told reporters during his visit to Orange, Texas, to assess the damage from Hurricane Laura. “Weve had tremendous success as you know,” he said of the law enforcement sent to help the local police.
“We were finally able to get the go-ahead from the local authorities to send in the National Guard. Within a few minutes of the guard, everybody cleared out and it became safe.”
The police officer responsible for the decision to open fire on Blake, Rusten Sheskey, has since been placed on administrative leave and is under investigation by the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation under the states Department of Justice.
Sheskey shot Blake seven times after Blake resisted officers attempts to arrest him after they received a call from his ex-girlfriend for help. Blake had a warrant out for his arrest and a restraining order stipulating that he was not to approach his ex-girlfriend after an alleged sexual assault.Read More From Source