Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign on Tuesday, Sept. 1, took aim at President Donald Trump after his visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin.
“What we saw from Donald Trump today in Wisconsin is no different from what we’ve seen from him all along: self-centered divisiveness accompanied by zero solutions,” Kate Bedingfield, former vice president’s deputy campaign manager said in a statement.
“Kenosha is in pain, not only from the tragedy of senseless violence, but from the immense and avoidable suffering wrought by the Trump administration’s failed and reckless management of the COVID-19 [the CCP Virus] pandemic and the economic devastation that has followed,” she added. “While disappointing to every American, this sad display comes as no surprise.”
President Trump on Tuesday toured the damage by the recent riots and looting in Kenosha. He announced $1 million to Kenosha law enforcement, $4 million to support local businesses affected by the violence, and $42 million to help public safety statewide, according to Fox News.
“We’re going to get it fixed up, we’re going to help people rebuild their businesses in Kenosha … we’re getting it straightened out,” President Trump told reporters.
The president credited the National Guard that was deployed to Kenosha to quell looting, arson, and violence following the shooting of Jacob Blake.
Heading to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to thank Law Enforcement and the National Guard for a job well done. The Violence stopped six days ago, the moment the Guard entered the picture. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2020
In response to President Trump’s visit to Kenosha, Rep. Bryan Steil (R-Wis.) said the president has “answered my call when help was needed.”
“Now he wants to thank the men and women who helped restore public safety in our community of Kenosha. It’s positive he is coming to thank them and to help begin the process of healing and rebuilding our community,” he added.
— Bryan Steil (@RepBryanSteil) September 1, 2020
Meanwhile, Black Voices For Trump was helping Kenosha citizens to clean up the destruction caused by the riots.
Black Voices For Trump is cleaning up the destruction
left in the wake of black lives matter supporters in Kenosha.
“Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pic.twitter.com/X0tuGTEr6v
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) August 29, 2020
President Trump is bringing in more campaign cash from Wisconsin than Biden. The president raised $3.3 million from Wisconsin donors to Biden’s $2.2 million through the end of July, according to OpenSecrets’ Get Local database. He’s also far more popular among Kenosha donors than the former vice president.