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Contributing Writer | Telegraph Local
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers on Sunday asked President Trump to “reconsider” his upcoming visit to Kenosha, according to CNBC News.
“I am concerned your presence will only hinder our healing.”Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers
Fox News mentions that Evers says, “I, along with other community leaders who have reached out, are concerned about what your presence will mean for Kenosha and our state,”
Also on Sunday, Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes said that President Donald Trump should not travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin, this week and that his presence would not be helpful amid ongoing protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
“You look at the incendiary remarks that the President has made, they centered an entire convention around creating more animosity and creating more division around what is going on in Kenosha,” Barnes told CNN‘s John King on “Inside Politics.”
Kenosha’s Mayor also seems to feel the same way, according to the tweet below:
Fox News says that President ‘Trump announced he would head to Kenosha to inspect the damage caused by riots. Several businesses have been vandalized and some buildings and multiple car lots burned during the unrest.’
Several news outlets say that a White House official responded to Barnes’ comment on Sunday, telling CNN, “What was the Lt. Governor’s solution to the recent riots in Kenosha? Without the leadership of President Trump, Kenosha and its citizens would still be living in fear.”
The trip to Kenosha is expected to happen on Tuesday.
White House spokesman Judd Deere note in a reply to Evers, “The White House has been humbled by the outreach of individuals from Kenosha who have welcomed the President’s visit and are longing for leadership to support local law enforcement and businesses that have been vandalized,”
“President Trump looks forward to visiting on Tuesday and helping this great city heal and rebuild.”
Evers’ letter is below:
The shooting of Jacob Blake has sparked days of demonstrations and riots that resulted in the deaths of two protesters last Tuesday.
In response to being asked about his upcoming visit to Kenosha, President Trump said, “Probably so. We’ve had tremendous success as you know. Trump also praised the federal presence in Wisconsin.
“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.”
Although President Trump hasn’t commented much about Blake’s shooting, he said Friday that he was “looking into it very strongly” and that he had seen video of the arrest.
“I’ll be getting reports, and I’ll certainly let you know pretty soon,” Trump said. “But, it was not a good sight. I didn’t like the sight of it, certainly. And, I think most people would agree with that.”