Yesterday we learned that the father of Jacob Blake, the Black man who was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot several times in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin said that it’s “too late” for President Trump to reach out to his family. Blake’s father added that he has already “talked to President Biden,” implying he has no intention of voting for the incumbent president, a man who continues to spur on police brutality and who refuses to stand up against the killing of innocent people at the hands of law enforcement officers.
Trump visited Kenosha today, not to try to mend some of the painful racial divisions in the city, but to “thank” law enforcement. Judging by the clips emerging of the local citizens though, the president is far from welcome in the community. WISN 12 News’s Chernéy Amhara shared a clip on Twitter of Justin Blake, uncle of Jacob Blake, trashing Donald Trump.
“We don’t have any words for the orange man, all I ask is that he keep his disrespect, his foul language far away from our family. We need a president that’s gonna unite our country and take us in a different direction,” said Blake.
Someone in the crowd then asked Blake if he believes that Trump “should have come” to Kenosha.
“It’s a free country. We can go anywhere we want. We want the same rights he got and we want to be able to get our children home safely because they should be able to go anywhere in this nation and come back home safe and not get shot seven times,” answered Blake.
Listen to his powerful words below.
“We don’t have any words for the Orange man, all I ask is he keep his disrespect, his foul language far away from our family. We need a President that’s gonna unite our country…” – Justin Blake, Uncle of Jacob Blake when asked about @realDonaldTrump, who is visiting #Kenosha. pic.twitter.com/AkxSkbvb9l
— Chernéy Amhara (@CherneyAmharaTV) September 1, 2020
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