I’ll believe it when I see it. Will he actually mingle and talk to people? Or will this be just another pre-scripted event with no questions and no interaction with the public?
On the heels of President Donald Trump’s trip to Kenosha to support law enforcement in the wake of protests in the community, Joe Biden announced he too will visit the city — marking the former Vice President’s first campaign stop in the state since declaring candidacy.
Biden and his wife Jill Biden will hold a community meeting on Thursday in Kenosha “to bring together Americans to heal and address the challenges we face,” according to a statement from Biden’s campaign. Following the meeting, the Bidens will make an unidentified local stop.
Biden’s visit will come just two days after Trump met with local law enforcement, National Guard members and business owners in Kenosha to push for “law and order” to address protests in the city following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, on Aug. 23.
It will be interesting to watch the coverage. The media was accusing Trump of politicizing the event and sowing divisiveness – even though he is the President stopping in a ravaged city. Biden is just a political candidate. He has no official capacity. He can’t even pretend that this is anything other than a campaign event. Will the media portray it that way?
Anyway, I hope he can find his way. He hasn’t been West of the Ohio River in ages.