Trump to send federal law enforcement, National Guard to Kenosha
US President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is sending federal forces to Kenosha, Wisconsin after three people were shot overnight, including two fatally.
"LAW AND ORDER"
Trump said the decision was made following a telephone call with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, who he said accepted his offer to send federal law enforcement officers and more National Guard to the flashpoint city.
"We will NOT stand for looting, arson, violence, and lawlessness on American streets," Trump said on Twitter. "TODAY, I will be sending federal law enforcement and the National Guard to Kenosha, WI to restore LAW and ORDER!"
Despite making the announcement of additional federal forces, Trump has yet to weigh in on Jacob Blake, a Black man whose shooting by police has led to him being partially paralyzed and ignited unrest.
The city of Kenosha has been the site of widespread civil unrest after police shot an apparently unarmed Blake, setting off demonstrations against racial injustice and police brutality that have repeatedly devolved into violence and led to mass property damage.