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Donald Trump visits Kenosha, Wisconsin

BY , Sep 1, 2020 10:22 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

President Donald Trump gives thumbs up while walking to Air Force One upon departure at Chennault International Airport, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Lake Charles, La. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alex Brandon

President Donald Trump says he's committed to helping Kenosha, Wisconsin, and is promising more federal resources for police and small businesses.

US President Donald Trump says Kenosha, Wisconsin, ``would have been burnt to the ground by now'' if he hadn't deployed the National Guard to quell demonstrations over the police shooting of a Black man.

Trump is visiting the city over the objections of some state and local leaders, fearful that he will increase tensions.

The city saw unrest after a police officer shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back on Aug. 23.

Blake's family says the 29 year old Black man is paralyzed.

Some places in Kenosha were burned in the unrest.

People also broke into businesses and carried away with whatever merchandise they could take.

A 17 year old is accused of killing two demonstrators on Aug. 25.

Trump says the federal government will provide $1 million to local law enforcement, $4 million for small businesses and $42 million to support public safety statewide.

It's unclear how much of that money was on top of funds already appropriated by Congress to the state.

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