President Donald Trump surveyed damage from recent unrest in Kenosha on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
WTMJ reporters Tony Bettack and Michael Spaulding were there.
“He actually toured one of the businesses that burned to the ground,” Bettack said on Wisconsin’s Afternoon News.
“It was a really quick, maybe less than five minute stop.”
President Trump then headed to Kenosha Bradford High School for a roundtable discussion on law enforcement and public safety.
Spaulding was near 40th St. and 28th Ave. where local leaders and the family of Jacob Blake threw a party near the scene where Blake was shot.
“The event was celebratory,” Spaulding said on Wisconsin’s Afternoon News.
“It was a giant celebration, not to make light of what happened or to lose focus on what happened but just, I think, for an afternoon to adjust the focus and take some of the focus, I think, off of the President’s visit here,” Spaulding said.
“There was food, there was a DJ and there was even an activist getting people registered to vote.”
Tony Bettack and Michael Spaulding were both guests on Wisconsin’s Afternoon News.