“President Donald Trump will travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday to meet with law enforcement and to survey some of the damage from the recent protests, the White House announced Saturday evening.
When asked if the President would meet with the family of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man who was shot by police, White House spokesman Judd Deere said that the schedule hasn’t been fully ironed out yet.
I hope Trump doesn’t visit Kenosha, a billionaire racist sociopath is incapable of empathizing with the pain and outrage of the black community in the aftermath of Jacob Blake being shot seven times in the back by a white police officer.
Trump doesn’t have the skill set of serving as a consoler-in-chief or of bringing a community together. Throughout his tenure as president of the United States, he has used race to energize his base, without giving a damn that his racism is tearing the country apart.
Kenosha’s racial makeup is 84% white and only 8% African American, so it’s no surprise that Trump will meet with the predominantly white police force and doesn’t have any plans of meeting with the black residents of the city.
Trump will survey the damaged buildings from the recent protests, but he most likely will not meet with the black residents to survey their damaged spirits after suffering from police brutality for decades.
I hope Trump changes his mind about visiting Kenosha, his presence there will only deepen the racial divide.