Trump vows to rebuild as he tours Kenosha destruction after Jacob Blake unrest

 

DONALD Trump has vowed to rebuild Kenosha as he toured the dismantled city after the police shooting of Jacob Blake prompted unrest.

The president went to see the riot-induced "destruction" in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday afternoon.


He slammed Democratic leaders for allowing the destruction to take place and spoke with store-owners.

Trump said: “They just don’t want us to come in and then destruction is done.

“These governors don’t want to call and the mayors don’t want to call. They have to ask.”

As the president was driven to the run-down area and a heavy police presence was seen, along with American-flag toting supporters and protesters holding Black Lives Matter signs.

Trump was greeted by six business owners at the press conference.



At the start of his visit, Trump told reporters: "We’re going to get it fixed up, we’re going to help people rebuild their businesses in Kenosha…we’re getting it straightened out."

He spoke where destructive Black Lives Matter demonstrations took place.

The president revealed on Tuesday that $1million will be given to Kenosha law enforcement, $4million will go toward local businesses hurt by the violent protests, and $42million to aid public safety across the state, Fox News reported.

Trump also took some time to visit high school that had been turned into into a law enforcement command post.

Speaking at a roundtable in Kenosha, Trump said: "Kenosha been ravaged by anti-police and anti-American riots.

"These are not acts of peaceful protests, but domestic terror."


Before his arrival, Trump tweeted: "Heading to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to thank Law Enforcement and the National Guard for a job well done.

"The Violence stopped six days ago, the moment the Guard entered the picture. Thank you!"

Protests ensued last week after Jacob Blake was shot seven times in Kenosha by police on August 23.

Blake, 29, was left paralyzed.

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