Joe Biden and Jill Biden meet with Jacob Blake’s family and community in Kenosha | USA TODAY

Joe Biden and Jill Biden meet with Jacob Blake's family and community in Kenosha | USA TODAY 1

 

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will travel Thursday to Kenosha, Wisconsin, a city thrust into the national spotlight after a police shooting of a Black man triggered a wave of violent unrest that has become the latest flashpoint on racial injustice and public safety ahead of the 2020 election.

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Biden's visit to the key battleground state comes two days after President Donald Trump traveled to Kenosha to tour burned-out buildings damaged in protests that turned into deadly clashes over the Aug. 23 shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot seven times in back by police and remains hospitalized. As violence erupted, two protesters were killed and police have charged Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, in their shooting deaths.

The dueling trips by Biden and Trump frame a debate about racial injustice and law and order in the final stretch of a tightening race ahead of the Nov. 3 election. The president has sought to use Kenosha and other demonstrations that gripped the country since the May 25 police shooting of George Floyd to promote his "law-and-order" campaign message, while Biden has accused Trump of using the unrest to stoke division and stymie racial progress.

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46 Comments on "Joe Biden and Jill Biden meet with Jacob Blake’s family and community in Kenosha | USA TODAY"

  1. Where the hell is “WISONSIN”

  2. I fell asleep. Anything important happen??

  3. Cringe

  4. Typical..show up late AFTER a script is written.

  5. Rusty Shackleford | September 3, 2020 at 4:53 PM | Reply

    The hood for uhhhh oh yeah Joe !

  6. Lots of Feeling, where are the facts?

    • Aplha Mike That’s the PROBLEM with TRUMP, NO FEELINGS FOR ANYONE! Unless it is Ivanka or a check with many zeros for his pocket. And of course the LIES. Trumpublicans are not interested in the truth, because Treson Weasel doesn’t value truth. Only White people matter to him. He says a lot of crap stuff, promises crumbs to the middle class, gives nothing. There is plenty of truth but folks like you are not interested, not really. Just short snarky questions or Fox News repeated talking points. YOU do not have truth or substance, because like your fake leader, you are just an annoyance, UnAmerican, UnPatriotic and if you support this Traitor, you are the same as him. Look up your own facts, you won’t, because you too don’t care.Trump will disappoint you, because he really does not care about you. And when you realize this like the Republicans Against Voting for Trump. You will be very angry at this fake leader. Even you deserve better. We all do. This is OUR AMERICA not Trumps to give to Russia. Think of yourself and your family first. Join us so that everyone is doing better and appreciated, not just angry and upset all the time, aren’t you tired of the daily dumpster fires just to distract from illegalities, we are paying for all of Trumps lawyers, would he pay for yours? Will he bring you a car that gets you to job interviews?
      Would he at least care enough about you to not sell you a cheap red cap and shirt from Chyynna? Maybe yours was the business that could have made those millions of shirts. Didn’t he promise American jobs first? Sent money to Russia and China, as well as PPE AND VENTILATORS to China and Russia first. This has to stop. Remember you are in the voting booth alone, you know what is right. You don’t have to tell anyone. Your choice, America over Party.

    • philosophyofthestars | September 3, 2020 at 8:13 PM | Reply

      @Kathy Massey you’ve stopped taking your meds again hun

    • Heather Ann Voytilla | September 3, 2020 at 11:55 PM | Reply

      @Kathy Massey set Trump aside….. my questions are: Why didn’t Barak and Joe do all of this or even half of it when they were in the White House? Did Joe have a meeting with his Maker in the last year?

    • @Heather Ann Voytilla
      Exactly. Biden brings up the issue of racism existing 400 years, playing the race card, but NEVER ONCE did he or Obama focus on such a nonexistent issue, for 8 years.

  7. 3rd Street Pictures | September 3, 2020 at 5:10 PM | Reply

    USA Today can’t spell Wisconsin

  8. What a joke!!! Double thumbs down 👎

  9. TRUMPS CAMPAIGN IS GOING TO HAVE A FIELD DAY WITH THIS………JS

    • Lorraine Middle | September 4, 2020 at 8:18 PM | Reply

      I wonder if Biden stopped to talk to Jacob Blakes sexual assault victim??? If this doesnt wake up the idiots on the left nothing will. A Presidential Candidate goes and talks to a THUGS family – while ignoring the victims of the crime.

    • Lorraine Middle Trump 2020 bih

  10. No way Biden wins in November.

  11. the Annuity Slayer | September 3, 2020 at 5:25 PM | Reply

    Using Jacob Blake’s family for political gain. Shameless!

    • Matthew Winslow | September 4, 2020 at 8:10 AM | Reply

      @deb polocz there was no gun. There was a “claim” of a knife but multiple people said he was unarmed. And the taser not lasers either malfunctioned or missed him. Trust me, when used properly they would drop someone of his size easily. There were multiple officers versus one man. There was much more that could have been done. Even one shot versus trigger happy seven shots. There were choices on both sides, but the choice to take a life is a serious choice to make. There is also laws in civilian status of equal weaponry of knife versus gun and to whom used more force. This man wasn’t the Hulk, 2 to 3 officers could have subdued and cuffed him had proper hand to hand training been used. Let it be martial arts training, but something that prevents taking life and ask questions later. It would be different had it been one of your family members right. Put yourself in their shoes instead as a keyboard sideliner.

    • @Matthew Winslow and the police are mind readers…keep stating ur thoughts of woulda , shoulda, coulda..what would u have done if u were the cop..quick, u have 1 second to decide

    • @Matthew Winslow there is video and pictures clearly showing a knife

    • @deb polocz 1/4 second

    • Visit the criminal family, the reason
      most Americans hate Biden

  12. “I will beat Joe Biden! “ Says Joe Biden

    • Indeed because Biden is the one to beat, so glad he is on the conservative side.

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  13. Joe Hiden is rambling and so boring.

    • Matthew Winslow | September 3, 2020 at 7:10 PM | Reply

      Maybe because he isn’t seeking a ego boost or recognition for everything and everything.

    • this is another year open invitation for you to become part of the world’s biggest conglomerate and reach the peak of your career just as myself. As we begin this year’s recruitment programme and our annual feast of harvest is almost at hand don’t fail to see the light. we’re aware that there are lot of people out here on social media network pretending to be agents of the Illuminati. be careful not everyone you see is real.. this organization is for peace, wealth, power, and fame..Each new initiates of the Illuminati is entitled to a sum of $1 million dollars 💵 as benefit to start up a new life with his or her family and this organization requires no human or blood sacrifice or selling your soul but making this world a better place for humanity is the ultimate goal of the Illuminati, Note that we don’t preach or force people here to join, it has to be a decision from your mind >>interested message the grand master on WhatsApp ‪+1 (605) 836‑1234

  14. Sleazy criminal visits sleazy criminal. There, I fixed headline for you

  15. ReaptheWhirlwind | September 3, 2020 at 6:15 PM | Reply

    “Orange man bad, you arent black if you dont vote for me.” there you go thats all joe said you dont have to bore yourself.

  16. ReaptheWhirlwind | September 3, 2020 at 6:29 PM | Reply

    jacob blake is a R….A..P…I…S….T

    • So is Trump and he’s your president smh trump supporters just as ignorant as he is lol

    • The Principal of the Thing 45 | September 4, 2020 at 7:20 AM | Reply

      Shonda Grice Trump is not a rapist idiot.

    • @Shonda Grice Trump supporters are ignorant because you’re going to vote for the VERY 2 RACIST people that locked up all those blacks on petty crimes with max penalties. Joe wrote the laws used and Kamala prosecuted them. Did you miss the part that TRUMP is the one that ACTUALLY LET THEM OUT? TRUMP signed the 1st Step Act that the Dems have “only promised” to do for 20 years. Why is Trump the bad guy here? Joe and Kamala did all the damage. Trump has helped to fix it. If you do some light research you will find this all to be true. With that same research you will find, that the media IS lying to you. You may also find, that Trump is ACTUALLY the ONLY president in recent times to do ANYTHING good for people of color. Joe wrote the laws Kamala prosecuted the blacks with. Watch Joes speech in congress about writing said laws….HE’S A RACIST POS….JS

    • Bruce Wayne I will love to have the same exact privilege as white Americans why don’t trump speak to the family who lost their love ones from a cop gun why those bad cops haven’t been charged one black cop accidentally shot a white woman he’s still behind bars this country has been hiding the ugly and real facts treat African Americans the same every political party have not done anything for black America but Obama do your research the bill that trump sign for false imprisonments is the same bill Obama tried to get sign I’m done here just want to be treated fairly 400 yrs of slavery 200 yrs of Jim Crow 50 years later Blacks are beaten women kids men lynch an d KKK STILL ASSISTS BUT HIDING BEHIND A BADGE AND A GUN NOW YOU TELL ME WHAT CHOICES CAN WE AS BLACKS HAVE LEFT

    • @Shonda Grice the MEDIA has killed more people than cops have killed this year. And the DEMOCRATS are the party of the KKK AND JIM CROW….history

  17. looks like joe filled a basement full of people

  18. Biden talked all about Covid. Heard nothing about racial unrest or Blake family or Kenosha rebuild.

  19. Why won’t Biden go visit the families that are destroyed by endless rioting and looting that Kamala help bail the looters out.

  20. He’s deff not here to answer questions lol

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