Donald Trump calls protests in Kenosha anti-American
The president's convoy passed a crowd of both Trump supporters and demonstrators protesting against racism and police brutality.
Trump (74) surveyed damage from the protests, some of which were violent, and met with local law enforcement representatives and a few local businesses.
Kenosha has been rattled by unrest that Trump called, "anti-police and anti-American riots." He also said, "these are not acts of peaceful protest but, really, domestic terror," and promised $4 million to rebuild damaged businesses in Kenosha.
Before Trump's visit, Kenosha's mayor, Wisconsin's governor, and Democrats advised against Trumps visit.
They warned Trump's presence may heighten tensions.
The protests erupted after 29-year-old African-American Jacob Blake was seriously injured by police. A video shows police officers following Blake around an SUV with guns drawn. As Blake opens the driver's door and leans in, shots are fired.
The video had caused nationwide outrage.
Members of the Blake family refused to meet with Trump. He continues to condemn the violence of alleged left-wing radicals and said of the video showing the shooting of Jacob Blake, "It looks bad."
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