Kenosha protesters take to the streets.

Trump’s America fuels racial chaos in Kenosha

I remember what America used to be. It was a place where there were issues of race and class, injustice and inequality. But in the America I remember, our leaders didn’t openly stoke those divisions, or throw hot coals into our wounds.

Now, America has become a place where racial conflict is encouraged, where class warfare is waged openly, and where leadership is couched not in reassurance, but in chaos.

Welcome to Donald Trump’s America.

This new America was on full display this week when President Trump visited Kenosha, Wis., after protests rocked the city in the wake of the shooting* of Jacob Blake. The unarmed Black man was shot in the back seven times by police, who claimed Blake told them he had a knife. Then, as the protests roiled, a 17-year-old Trump supporter named Kyle Rittenhousetraveled to the city from Illinois with an AR-15-style rifle. He claimed he was there to protect property, but after receiving a friendly greeting from local police, he ultimately shot three people, killing two.

Asked to denounce Rittenhouse’s actions, Trump abandoned his mantra of law and order and instead defended what Rittenhouse did.

Click here to read the rest of the column in the Inquirer.

Photo by Paul Becker. Kenosha protesters take to the streets.

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