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Trump’s planned visit may worsen protests in Kenosha, say Democrats – Sydney Morning Herald

The Republican president, who has taken a hard stand against racial protests in the country, will visit the Midwestern city on Tuesday, the White House said late on Saturday, raising concerns among Democrats that this may worsen the strife.

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The August 22 shooting of Jacob Blake in front of three of his children turned Kenosha, a mostly white city south of Milwaukee, into the latest flashpoint in a summer of US demonstrations against police brutality and racism.
Critics accuse Trump, who faces Democratic former vice president Joe Biden in the November 3 presidential election, of seeking to exacerbate violence with incendiary rhetoric.
Republicans deny this, saying Trump wants to restore law and order, and accusing Democratic mayor…

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