Donald Trump would like for voters to think that he’s very concerned about what’s happening in places like Portland, Oregon and Kenosha, Wisconsin. Two incidences of police violence that left one man dead and another paralyzed have inflamed protesters and allowed those who would take advantage of the community’s pain, a significant number of whom are Trump supporters coaxed on by the president himself, to commit acts of violence. On Monday, Trump showed just how much he would like voters to think he’s concerned by slipping in a tweet about his polls in the middle of all his “concern.”
The governor of Wisconsin, Tony Evers, asked Trump in a letter to stay out of Kenosha, saying that his presence would make the situation worse and slow the process of recovery. In that letter, Evers made it clear that Trump’s demands to send National Guard troops to Wisconsin are just political posturing since that’s already been done.
‘Early Monday morning, Kenosha County requested National Guard assistance and 125 Wisconsin National Guard men and women were on the ground by Monday evening, 250 members on Tuesday evening, 500 members on Wednesday evening, and we have continued to increase their presence with additional National Guard support from Arizona, Michigan, and Alabama.’
Instead of calming things down, Trump wants only to keep the passion inflamed as high as possible ahead of the November elections, hoping the chaos in the country he leads will inspire people to vote for him to lead the country once again. But what he really cares about is the poll numbers and winning in 2020, which he made clear in the middle of his posturing.
Twitter wasn’t impressed with Trump’s performance. Read some of their comments below: