President Donald Trump has had enough and after seeing recent polling data so it seems have the Democrats.
Trump just announced that he is sending in the National Guard to stop the violence in Kenosha and sparingly the Dem Gov. agreed.
Trump confirmed today that Governor Tony Evers has accepted federal assistance in Kenosha.
“My team just got off the phone with Governor Evers who agreed to accept federal assistance,” wrote President Trump in a tweet.
“TODAY, I will be sending federal law enforcement and the National Guard to Kenosha, WI to restore LAW and ORDER!”
The Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, focused his response on systemic racism. He said Blake was a “victim of excessive force” and that the shots fired by police “pierce the soul of our nation.”
“This calls for an immediate, full and transparent investigation and the officers must be held accountable,” Biden said in a statement.
Trump is seeking to turn the unrest into an advantage by leaning into a “law and order” message that he hopes will win over suburban Republicans who have drifted from the party under his watch. But the strategy could backfire, motivating the Democratic base and alienating moderates and independents by inflaming racial tensions, much as the President did in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing.
“Governor should call in the National Guard in Wisconsin. It is ready, willing, and more than able. End problem FAST!” Trump tweeted before the Republican National Convention got underway for its second night Tuesday. The tweet marked his first comments on the unrest in Kenosha.
Dire warnings of carnage in America’s suburbs is a message Trump’s GOP has tried — without success — in every major election since he took office. In 2017, the President sought to focus suburban Virginia voters on the MS-13 gang before a gubernatorial election Democrats won. In the 2018 midterms, he warned of caravans of migrants descending on the US-Mexico border as Democrats won control of the House.
This time, there are images of buildings and cars burning and windows being smashed coming in real time, on social media nightly, from a swing county in one of the nation’s most important general election battleground states.
…TODAY, I will be sending federal law enforcement and the National Guard to Kenosha, WI to restore LAW and ORDER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 26, 2020
Thank you, President Trump.
I’m coming to Milwaukee & Kenosha to help.
My heart breaks that Wisconsin is burning.
The violence, destruction, & arson must stop.
Love, not hate, makes America great.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) August 26, 2020