Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes mentioned on Sunday the state doesn’t want a go to from President Donald Trump, after his “incendiary remarks” on the racial protests within the metropolis of Kenosha.
Trump, who has taken a tough stance towards racial protests within the nation, will go to Kenosha on Tuesday, a White Home spokesman mentioned late on Saturday. Protests have erupted within the metropolis after the killing of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, who was shot by a white police officer.
“They centered a whole conference round creating extra animosity and creating extra division round what’s happening in Kenosha,” Barnes mentioned on CNN.
“So I don’t know the way given any of the earlier statements that the president made, that he intends to come back right here to be useful, and we completely don’t want that proper now,” he added.
The capturing of Blake, in entrance of three of his youngsters, turned the principally white metropolis of 100,000 folks south of Milwaukee into the most recent flashpoint in a summer season of U.S.-wide demonstrations towards police brutality and racism.
Barnes additionally requested Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to “step as much as the mantle” and lay out a transparent plan to handle racial inequalities.