Is Trump going to Kenosha following the shooting in Wisconsin?

BLACK Lives Matter protests have continued with a renewed energy across the country following the shooting of Jacob Blake last month.

Amid protests in the Wisconsin town where Blake was shot, violence erupted when a gunman opened fire, killing two people and injuring one other on August 25.


As demonstrators demand an end to police brutality and the city of Kenosha works to keep protesters and the community safe and peaceful, will President Trump visit the Wisconsin city?

Is Trump going to Kenosha?

Lara Trump, the president's senior campaign manager and daughter-in-law, told Fox News on Sunday that Trump is traveling to Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday.

Trump also revealed at a press conference on Monday that he plans to head to the city for a visit.

Donald Trump's public schedule shows he will travel from Washington DC on Tuesday morning, and land in Waukegan, Illinois as he heads to Kenosha.




He is expected to arrive at properties affected by recent escalated demonstrations in the Wisconsin town just after 12:05CT.

After surveying different property, Trump will head to Mary D. Bradford High School.

Trump will then survey the Emergency Operations Center, and participate in a roundtable on Wisconsin Community Safety at 1:30pm, his schedule shows.

The president will then head back to Waukegan National Airport and return to DC.

What was the shooting that happened in Wisconsin?

On Sunday, August 23, 29-year-old Jacob Blake was shot seven times in Kenosha by police – and left paralyzed.

Following the shooting of Blake, Black Lives Matter demonstrations across the country have seen a renewed energy.


During a demonstration in the Wisconsin city last Tuesday, alleged gunman Kyle Rittenhouse opened fire, killing two and injuring another.

Joseph D. Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, were killed in the shooting.

Outrage has been sparked following the incident, as people call for an end to violence in the city and demand justice.

Will Trump meet with Jacob Blake's family?

Speaking with Fox, Lara Trump said that the president wants to meet with Blake's family and had reached out to them.

On Sunday, however, Blake family attorney, Ben Crump, told CBS' Face the Nation that the family has not been contacted.

He said the family is "very respectful of all our elected officials" and that Jacob's mother "prays for all of our elected officials."

"So we will see from whether the President Trump's administration or Vice President Biden campaign and him – and Kamala Harris, the senator, have already spoken for about an hour to the Blake family," Crump said.





During a press conference on Monday, however, Trump said he met with the family's pastor, and decided not to meet with the Blakes because they wanted a lawyer present, CNN reported.

"But they are just focused right now, Margaret, on trying to march for their son because he may never be able to stand up for himself unless a miracle happens," Trump added.

Has Kyle Rittenhouse been arrested?

Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested after the Tuesday night shootings.

Seen in video earlier that night with a semi-automatic rifle, he's been accused of killing two men who tried disarming him, and injuring a third.

Rittenhouse has been charged with two counts of First-Degree Homicide, along with Use of a Dangerous Weapon, and Attempted First Degree Intentional Homicide with Use of a Dangerous Weapon, police said.

He also faces charges for First Degree of Recklessly Endangering Safety with Use of a Dangerous Weapon, and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon by a Person Under 18.

Rittenhouse may face a mandatory life sentence if convicted of first-degree homicide.




The 17-year-old's lawyer, however, argues the incident was self-defense.

“Americans should never be deterred from exercising their right of self-defense," defense attorney Lin Wood said ahead of Rittenhouse's extradition to Wisconsin.

Trump defended the alleged gunman during his Monday Press conference, saying Rittenhouse "probably would have been killed" if he had not opened fire.

Demonstrations have continued in Kenosha and across the nation following the incidents.

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