(RepublicanInformer.com)- President Donald Trump doesn’t care that Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers doesn’t want him to visit Kenosha. He’s going anyway.
On Monday, the president said he would move forward with a planned trip to the city that has been the site of civil unrest in recent weeks. That comes one day after Evers asked Trump to “reconsider” coming to the city, saying the past week was “particularly difficult” and that people in the state are experiencing “extraordinary grief.”
Evers said Kenosha is working on rebuilding the community but is “exhausted and heartbroken with the division that has ripped apart their community.”
Jacob Blake, a Black man, was shot by the Kenosha Police Department, setting off days of protests that eventually turned into violent riots.
In a letter he sent to the president, Evers wrote:
“I, along with other community leaders who have reached out, are concerned about what your presence will mean for Kenosha and our state. I am concerned your presence will only hinder our healing. I am concerned your presence will only delay our work to overcome division and move forward together.”
But, Trump apparently will not listen to those words. In fact, he attacked the governor on Twitter, writing:
“If I didn’t INSIST on having the National Guard activate and go into Kenosha, Wisconsin, there would be no Kenosha right now. Also, there would have been great death and injury. I want to thank Law Enforcement and the National Guard. I will see you on Tuesday!”
The governor declared a state of emergency last week after protests turned violent. Two protesters were shot and killed last Tuesday, while a third was wounded during an attack. A 17-year-old from Illinois, Kyle Rittenhouse, was eventually arrested and charged with various felony homicide counts for the shooting.
The National Guard arrived in Kenosha on Tuesday following a decision by Evers. Trump then sent more federal forces to the city to try to quell the civil unrest.
Kenosha is just the latest site of civil unrest throughout the country. It all started back in May following the police shooting death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Since then, protests have turned violent in various cities throughout the country, including in Portland, Oregon, which has been a hotbed of violent activity.
The situations have dominated much of the airwaves in recent weeks, prompting Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to finally step up and say something about the protests and riots. Biden has plans to give a speech in Pittsburgh on Monday that will focus on “whether voters feel safe in Donald Trump’s America and offer a different vision for a better future in Joe Biden’s America,” according to a Politico report.
This has only added fuel to the fire for Trump, who has been a consistent critic of the violent protests. Recently, he tweeted:
“The Radical Left Mayors & Governors of Cities where this crazy violence is taking place have lost control of their ‘Movement.’ It wasn’t supposed to be like this, but the Anarchists & Agitators got carried away and don’t listen anymore — even forced Slow Joe out of basement!”