• President Visits Kenosha, Supports Police and Businesses, Denounces Riots

    Surge Summary: On Tuesday’s visit to riot-ravaged Kenosha, WI, the President toured the devastation and participated in a roundtable discussion. He spoke out in support of law enforcement and National Guard, promised help to businesses and denounced anarchists and the ideology fueling them.

    by Gary Bauer

    President Trump went to Kenosha, Wisconsin, today.  The community endured several days of violent rioting after the shooting of Jacob Blake.  As is often the case, initial reports did not tell the whole story.

    Joined by Attorney General William Barr and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, the president toured areas of the city devastated by rioting and participated in a roundtable event on community safety.

    The roundtable event was attended by local leaders and several business owners whose companies were destroyed by the riots.  The president praised the National Guard and local law enforcement, and promised to provide financial support to the affected businesses and their employees.  Trump said:

    “Kenosha has been ravaged by anti-police and anti-American riots.  Violent mobs damaged at least 25 businesses. . . These are not acts of peaceful protests but domestic terror. . . 

    “To stop the political violence, we must confront the radical ideology that supports it. . .  We must give far greater support to our law enforcement. . .  We can’t be threatening them. . .

    “We cherish our law enforcement. . . We have to condemn dangerous anti-police rhetoric.  It’s very unfair. . .  The vast and overwhelming majority of police officers are honorable, courageous and devoted public servants. . . When allegations of police wrongdoing are reported, they must be fully and fairly investigated.  And that’s what we’re doing.”

    The president also denounced efforts to defund the police and coddle criminals, and he promised to help Kenosha rebuild with direct federal support to small businesses, law enforcement and aid to crime victims.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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