Trump to visit Kenosha Tuesday in wake of police protests
President Donald Trump is to visit Kenosha, Wis., where unrest has surged over the past week in the wake of the police shooting of an unarmed African American man, Jacob Blake.
During a Saturday roundtable discussion in Orange, Texas, in which state officials assessed the storm damage from Hurricane Laura, a reporter asked the president whether he would also visit Kenosha.
"Probably so," Trump responded. Following Trump's comment, White House spokesperson Judd Deere confirmed the president will visit Kenosha on Tuesday to meet with law enforcement and survey damage from recent violence, according to a pool report.
More than 1,000 National Guard soldiers have been on standby at the Kenosha protests to prevent a further escalation of violence, Reuters reported. Roughly 1,000 people, including Blake's father, marched peacefully there Saturday in a rally against police brutality, the Associated Press reported.