In accepting the GOP nomination for reelection, President Trump held up Kenosha as an example of “Democrat-run cities” plagued by rioting, looting, arson and violence.
Trump continued to push a law-and-order message in his speech, promising the justice system will hold police accountable for misconduct and warning America can never allow mob rule.
“In the strongest possible terms, the Republican Party condemns the rioting, looting, arson and violence we have seen in Democrat-run cities all like Kenosha, Minneapolis, Portland, Chicago, and New York, and many others Democrat-run,” Trump said.
The president didn’t mention Jacob Blake, the 29-year-old man who was shot seven times in the back by a Kenosha police officer on Sunday.
Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, started his speech at the convention by mentioning Blake’s family and others “impacted by the tragic events in Kenosha.”
“As Jacob’s mother has urged the country, let’s use our hearts, our love and our intelligence to work together to show the rest of the world how humans are supposed to treat each other,” Carson said.