United States President, Donald Trump is set to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday to meet with law enforcement following protests in the state.
According to a White House spokesperson, it is still unknown whether Trump will meet with the family of the 29-year-old man who was shot seven times by a police officer.
Protests have sparked beyond Kenosha after the incident with Jacob Blake, with professional athletes across several arenas boycotting practice to try and push for change in the country.
When asked earlier on if he would visit the state, he said: “Probably so. We’ve had tremendous success as you know. We were finally able to get the go ahead from the local authorities to send in the National Guard,”
“Within a few minutes of the guard, everybody cleared out and it became safe.”
When asked if he is looking into the shooting, he said: “I’m looking into it very strongly. I’ll be getting reports and I’ll certainly let you know pretty soon.”
The way voters in Wisconsin interpret Blake’s shooting and its aftermath could be important to November’s outcome in a state Trump won by fewer than 23,000 votes in 2016. Trump was the first Republican to carry Kenosha County in 44 years.