President Donald Trump dove into the latest eruption in the nation’s reckoning over racial injustice on Tuesday, visiting the “destruction” left by rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and declaring it was enabled by Democratic leaders. (Sept. 1)
DONALD TRUMP: So this store was here 109 years, just about the oldest in the nation doing what you did.
- Oldest in the state, for sure.
DONALD TRUMP: That's fantastic. And we're gonna help them a lot. I think we're gonna help them a lot. Would you like to say something?
- I just appreciate President Trump coming today. Everybody here does.
DONALD TRUMP: A day earlier, we would have saved your store. One day earlier.
- One day earlier.
DONALD TRUMP: So the governors have to call. The mayors have to call. As soon as they call, the federal government will come in. It'll put it out. You take the ultimate example as Portland. It's been terrible for a long time, for many decades, actually. I read a story, 50 years, but you take a look what's been happening for the last 94 days, we would put it out within one hour. It would take one hour, maybe less. And that's really what happened here. And it happened in Minneapolis also. Came in-- it went for nine days, and we came in. It ended almost from the minute we came in. But these governors don't want to call. The mayors don't want to call. And they have to call, and they have to ask.