White House deputy press secretary Brian Morgenstern called Joe Biden’s visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin where riots broke out after a police shooting “too little, too late.”
Biden decided to visit Kenosha after President Donald Trump did so earlier in the week to meet with local officials and law enforcement.
After three nights of rioters looting and burning businesses, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) decided to let Trump send federal law enforcement and National Guard troops to help calm the violence.
“It’s unfortunate that violence and rioting and the president — President Trump — taking that seriously is finally what will get a Democratic presidential candidate to visit the people Wisconsin,” Morganstern said. “It’s sad that that’s what it takes. We’re glad that the Democrats are finally taking it seriously, it’s just that President Trump has been speaking about this for months, and he has been talking about federal support to restore safety in the streets, that he is standing up for people who want their communities to be secure so they can go about their days, so they can run their businesses.”
Morganstern also noted that Biden finally began to speak out against the violence after ignoring it for months and not even mentioning it at the Democrat convention two weeks ago.
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