Kenosha, Wisconsin, became the latest flashpoint in racial tensions in the United States after a white police officer shot Jacob Blake, a black man wanted on sexual assault charges who was left paralised as a result. Riots erupted in response to the shooting last week, and two people we killed during the unrest.
Donald Trump has visited Kenosha, a city at the epicentre of the election campaign, to push forward his message of “law and order.”
Trump arrived in the Wisconsin city on Tuesday, nine days after often-violent protests flared up over the police-involved shooting of Jacob Blake.
Democrats have warned Trump against coming to Kenosha over concerns that the outspoken president could aggravate racial tensions in the city.
“Fires are burning, and we have a president who fans the flames rather than fighting the flames,” Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Monday, while Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers wrote to Trump, “I am concerned your presence will only hinder our healing.”