Culture

Joe Biden to visit MI next week

Joe Biden to visit MI next week”

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has started his visit to the election battleground of Wisconsin by meeting with the family of Jacob Blake, the black man whose shooting by a white police officer sparked days of protests. He's due to hold a community meeting that his campaign says will "bring Americans together".

During his own Kenosha trip Tuesday, Trump toured damaged buildings and discussed ways to quell unrest with law enforcement officials.

Blake remains hospitalized after being shot in the back seven times by a white Kenosha police officer while authorities were trying to arrest him on August 23.

Now, as our Washington Correspondent Siobhan Kennedy reports, video has been released of another incident between a black man and police officers in which the black man later died, and a warning some viewers may find these images distressing.

"It legitimizes the dark side of human nature", Biden said of the comment. He was in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Wednesday and spoke in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania earlier this week.

"In August, Trump had the worst odds for re-election of any sitting President in history and defeat to Biden was looking increasingly likely", Darren Hughes, spokesperson at Flutter Entertainment unit Betfair Exchange, said. Trump narrowly won the state in the 2016 election.

More news: Province Reports No New Cases of COVID-19

The election takes place November 3.

"No one's ideal", said Michelle Stauder, a 60-year-old retired Kenosha school teacher sitting on a barricade erected earlier and clutching a Biden-Harris campaign sign.

Kenneth Turner stood nearby with a Trump-Pence yard sign under his arm.

The president has refused to condemn the killings or the growing presence of armed vigilantes at protests, and during his visit he equated the demonstrations demanding racial justice with "domestic terror" by violent mobs. "But problems here have been around a long time before Trump". He added that Biden is only putting "politics into a really serious situation that [the] president helped solve". As millions of elementary and high school students across the country begin a new school year either virtually or in person, the Biden campaign plans to hold a briefing by medical experts in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, outlining how schools can open again with a minimum of risk.

Hai Do wrote this story for Learning English with additional reporting from the Associated Press.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


04 September 2020
Netflix Adds A ‘Watch Free’ Feature
Viewers can watch movies in their entirety, but only the first episode of a show like " Stranger Things " is available free. To All the Boys I've Loved Before was made available to United States users before its sequel launched earlier this year.

04 September 2020
Miley Cyrus no longer vegan after her 'brain wasn't functioning properly'
I need them to be able to take care of them, ' the singer added. "So my brain type, I really need brakes on my brain", she shared. Cyrus and Carter, 31, split two months later in October 2019, and she moved on with Aussie pop star Cody Simpson .

04 September 2020
Former champ Kerber makes winning return at US Open
The 28-year-old, a finalist at Flushing Meadows in 2016, will now face France's Caroline Garcia in the second round. Although Pliskova improved in the second, she was unable to find the crucial service break when it mattered.

04 September 2020
Patriots name Cam Newton starting QB
The New England Patriots have named Cam Newton their starting quarterback, The Boston Globe reports . Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group.

04 September 2020
Australia's Finch says Labuschagne may have to wait for T20 turn
The England-Australia rivalry is always huge, he added, regardless of who you are playing in front of and where you are playing. We had to make Australians back home proud of us and hopefully we've done that, on and off the cricket field".

04 September 2020
JEE: After low turnout on Day 1, better attendance over two days
To ensure proper social distancing inside examination halls, candidates will be seated in alternate seats in case of JEE (Main). The NTA has taken several measures to keep in mind and has also increased the number of examination centres from 570 to 660.

03 September 2020
Ice sheets are melting at a worst case scenario rate
Is a climate researcher at the Center for Polar Observation and Modeling at the University of Leeds. The latest measurements show the world's oceans are now increasing by 4 mm per year.

03 September 2020
Israel's El Al announces cargo flight to Dubai
The UAE is the first Gulf state and the third Arab country, after Egypt and Jordan, to sign a peace deal with Israel. The statement makes no mention of the kingdoms rival, Iran, nor Qatar, which Saudi Arabia is now boycotting.

03 September 2020
U.S. manufacturing continues recovery in August
Improved factory activity, along with strength in housing and auto sales, suggest the fledgling recovery is beginning to broaden. A measure of customers' inventories dropped to its lowest level since June 2010, an indication that orders could rise further.

03 September 2020
Saudi king sacks two royals under defence corruption probe
They were held at the luxury hotel for weeks until many of them agreed to major financial settlements. Mutlaq bin Salim Al-azaima, has been appointed in his place.