Joe Biden reunites with Jacob Blake’s family in Kenosha

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  • Biden reunites with Jacob Blake’s family in Kenosha
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  • Jacob Blake is paralyzed from the waist down

What he didn’t do President Donald Trump on Tuesday, Biden did it on Thursday. And it is that the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden not only met this Thursday in private with the family of the African American Jacob Blake, paralyzed from the waist down after receiving seven shots in the back from a white policeman, but also spoke with him by phone .

“He talked about how nothing was going to defeat him,” Biden said of the phone call he shared with Jacob Blake, who remains hospitalized.

“How, if he walks again or not, he is not going to give up,” the Democratic candidate deepened about his talk with Blake.

Shortly after landing in Kenosha, Biden met with Blake’s family for an hour in a building at Milwaukee Airport in Wisconsin.

Among the attendees was the father of the wounded man, also named Jacob Blake; two sisters, Letetra and Zietha, her brother Myron and two family lawyers.

Another lawyer for Blake and his mother, Julia, connected to the meeting by phone, according to the Democrat’s campaign, which told reporters that it will not provide any information on the content of the meeting.

During his visit to Kenosha, Biden plans to hold a “community meeting” to “unite Americans to heal” and address the challenges facing the country, the campaign said in a statement.

Biden’s attitude contrasts with that exhibited by U.S. President Donald Trump during his visit to Kenosha on Tuesday, where he toured businesses damaged by last week’s protests.

President Donald Trump did not mention Blake’s name and did not meet with his family because, he said, he was asked to have a lawyer present and he considered it “inappropriate.”

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In the riots that resulted from the Blake case, two people were killed and a third injured in the alleged assault rifle attack on a 17-year-old teenager, who has been arrested and charged with first degree murder.

Biden spent more than an hour privately with Blake’s father, Jacob Blake Sr., his brothers and one of his attorneys, B’Ivory LaMarr, The Associated Press reported.

Jacob Blake remains hospitalized after being shot seven times in the back while authorities tried to arrest him.

The trip, Biden’s first to Wisconsin during the general election campaign, aims to draw sharp contrasts with President Donald Trump.

Biden tries to emphasize the argument that he is a unifying figure, capable of leading the nation through a settling of scores with systemic racism, in times of the coronavirus pandemic and its economic consequences.

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Joe Biden reunites with Jacob Blake’s family in Kenosha

While visiting Kenosha, Wisconsin, a city at the center of the national reckoning with systemic racism, Biden faces the toughest test yet of his promise to be a serene president.

Trump did not meet with the Blake family when he visited Kenosha earlier this week.

Biden also planned to meet with business, civic and police leaders during the day.

“It’s about making sure that we move forward,” Biden told reporters Wednesday. The democrat clarified that he does not travel to Kenosha “to tell them what to do”, but to exhort the community to “discuss what has to be done.”

With two months before Election Day, the trip is both an opportunity and a risk for Biden. It tests his promise that he is able to “unify the country” and find consensus even where it is not obvious.

It is an approach that is intentionally in contrast to that of Trump, who seeks conflict. That difference has become more acute than ever in months of national protests, mostly peaceful, but which in Kenosha have turned violent and destructive.

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Joe Biden reunites with Jacob Blake’s family in Kenosha

Biden is a white man led to the Democratic nomination by African American voters.

Since the death of George Floyd – an African American man – at the hands of a white police officer on May 25 in Minneapolis, Biden has advocated for broad reform of police action and promoted a national dialogue on racism.

That’s why she chose Kamala Harris, the first African-American woman to hold that position in one of the traditional parties, as her running mate.

Trump has responded with widespread condemnation of the protests, outright defense of the police and denying that people of African American or brown skin face barriers that do not affect whites – a message directed at his overwhelmingly white political base.

In Kenosha, the president on Tuesday insisted on his “law and order” slogan. He toured damaged buildings and discussed with police chiefs how to suppress the riots. “These are not acts of peaceful protest but, indeed, of internal terrorism,” said Trump.

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With information from Agencia Efe and The Associated Press

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