This is the kind of thing Barack Obama used to do, and it disgusted me then, as it does now when President Trump does the same thing.
Trump has weighed in on two controversial cases. As the president, he can influence what are supposed to be impartial investigations. But he doesn’t seem to care.
Why was he trying to meet with the family of Jacob Blake? It appears now that he will not. But it also appears that he wants to. Are the White House liberals telling him he should “show compassion”?
Jacob Blake was shot by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. We don’t know a lot more yet about why. Democrats, of course, have come to an opinion, because political correctness demands it. They think the cop is guilty of bloody murder.
It appears Blake may have had a knife, or access to one. If that is correct, and he used it to charge an officer, the knife would have been inside the officer before gunshots took him down, since they were at close quarters. It’s at least possible the shooting is justified for that reason. The officer may also have thought, if it’s correct that there were children in the car, whether Blake’s or not, that he was going to drive off with them and endanger them. Police had apparently been called to the scene because someone thought Blake was a danger.
Or, it could be that the shooting was unjustified, and the cop is the Grand Wizard of the Kenosha KKK. We just don’t know. And Trump should butt out.
Monday, he expressed support for Kyle Rittenhouse, who killed two Kenosha protestors. “I guess he was in very big trouble. He probably would have been killed. It’s under investigation,” Trump said.
Well, maybe. But again, let the wheels of justice turn without presidential intervention.