DONALD Trump has accused the Kenosha rioters of "domestic terror" after visiting the Wisconsin city.
He said it had been ravaged by "anti-police' and "anti-American" riots in wake of police shooting of Jacob Blake.
The incident sparked a fresh wave of anti-racism protests in the US which prompted calls for the president to acknowledge him and his family
Earlier his dad refused to "play politics" with his son's life when asked about why the President had chosen not to meet him.
But in an interview with CNN, Blake’s father, Jacob Blake Sr, said his son's life was more important than meeting Trump.
He said: "I'm not getting into politics. It's all about my son, man. It has nothing to do with a photo op.”
It comes as Trump attacked the NBA for the player game boycotts over theshooting of Blake as he prepared to head to the city.
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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CLAIMS TO EXPOSE FIRM BACKED BY CHINESE MILITARY
These include construction giant China Communications Construction Company, which are owned or controlled by the Chinese military, the Pentagon said, laying the groundwork for new sanctions.
The Department of Defense earlier this year designated 20 top Chinese firms as Chinese military companies operating directly or indirectly in the United States.
This includes those “owned or controlled” by the People's Liberation Army that provide commercial services, manufacture, produce or export.
The updated list also included China Three Gorges Corporation Limited, Sinochem Group Co Ltd and China Spacesat.
The Chinese Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
CALIFORNIA NOW SUED TRUMP ADMINISTRATION 100 TIMES
Late last week, the state of California hit an absolutely remarkable milestone: It filed its 100th lawsuit against President Donald Trump and his administration.
They concern a number of claims from immigration to the census to gun control to the US Postal Service.
More than half of the lawsuitsdeal with environmental policies put in place or removed by the Trump administration.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, told the Los Angeles Times said: “I am surprised that any president in any administration would at least 100 times be caught red-handed violating the law.
“I am not surprised we have had to sue, because we have to protect our people, our resources and our values, and we use the rule of law to do that.”
US SAYS IT WON'T JOIN GLOBAL EFFORT TO FIND COVID-19 VACCINE
The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will not work with an international cooperative effort to develop and distribute a Covid-19 vaccine because it does not want to be constrained by multilateral groups like the World Health Organization (WHO).
The decision to go it alone, first reported by The Washington Post, follows the White House's decision in early July to pull the United States out of the WHO.
Trump claims the WHO is in need of reform and is heavily influenced by China.
Some nations have worked directly to secure supplies of vaccines, but others are pooling efforts to ensure success against a disease that has no geographical boundaries.
WE'RE WITH YOU' SAYS TRUMP
TRUMP IN KENOSHA
US President Donald Trump talks with local business people while examining property damage to a Kenosha business in the aftermath of recent protests against police brutality and racial injustice.
TRUMP ATTACKS 'HIGHLY POLITICAL' NBA
Donald Trump has attacked NBA players for boycotting games over police brutality.
He tweeted: “People are tired of watching the highly political NBA. Basketball ratings are WAY down, and they won’t be coming back.
“I hope football and baseball are watching and learning because the same thing will be happening to them. Stand tall for our Country and our Flag!!!
TRUMP BRANDS KENOSHA MAYOR A 'FOOL'
Trump branded Kenosha's Democratic mayor a “fool” ahead of arriving in the city to support the police.
Mr Trump took aim at mayor John Antaramian as he continues to point fingers at local Democrats for the ongoing civil unrest in US cities.
“I think a lot of people are looking at what's happening to these Democrat-run cities and they're disgusted,” the president said.
“They see what's going on and they can't believe what's taking place in our country. I can't believe it either.”
COURT BLOCKS RELEASE OF TRUMP'S TAX RETURNS
A federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked a New York prosecutor from obtaining Donald Trump's tax returns while his lawyers continue to fight a subpoena seeking the records.
Trump's lawyers had asked for a temporary stay while they appeal a lower-court ruling that granted Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.'s office access to Trump's tax returns.
“The question at this juncture is quite simple but also quite important,” Trump lawyer William Consovoy said.
“Will the president be given an opportunity to appeal that ruling before his personal records are disclosed to the grand jury and the status quo is irrevocably changed?”
Trump has said on a visit to Kenosha in Wisconsin that recent anti-police protests in the city were acts of “domestic terror” committed by violent mobs.
“These are not acts of peaceful protest but really domestic terror,” Mr Trump said.
TRUMP PROMISES $42M TO SUPPORT PUBLIC SAFETY IN WISCONSIN
Trump said he federal government would provide $42 million to support public safety and law enforcement in Wisconsin.
Speaking to a group of local business leaders in Kenosha, the US President also said the administration would provide nearly $4 million to help businesses damaged in the turmoil and $1 million to the city's law enforcement.
TRUMP'S PHYSICIAN SAYS PRESIDENT HAS NOT HAD A STROKE
President Donald Trump's physician said on Tuesday the president had not had a stroke or suffered other serious health issues, and that he remains healthy.
“I can confirm that President Trump has not experienced nor been evaluated for a cerebrovascular accident (stroke), transient ischemic attack (mini stroke), or any acute cardiovascular emergencies, as have been incorrectly reported in the media,” said Dr. Sean Conley in a statement.
“The president remains healthy and I have no concerns about his ability to maintain the rigorous schedule ahead of him. As stated in my last report, I expect him to remain fit to execute the duties of the Presidency,” Conley added.
TRUMP SENDS CONDOLENCES OVER EX INDIAN PRESIDENT
Donald Trump has sent his condolences to the people of India and the family of former president Pranab Mukherjee.
Mukherjee died on Monday aged 84 following emergency surgery to treat a clot in his brain.
He had also tested positive for coronavirus following the operation.
Mukherjee had been active in Indian politics for over 50 years.
He served as president from 2012 to 2017 and previously in numerous other senior posts.
Writing on Twitter today, Trump said: “I was saddened to learn of the passing of India's former President, Pranab Mukherjee.
“I send my condolences to his family and the people of India as they grieve the loss of a great leader.”
TRUMP ARRIVES IN KENOSHA
Donald Trump has arrived in Kenosha despite requests by local governors to stay away.
The US President was photographed with US Attorney General William Barr stepping off Air Force One upon arrival at Waukegan National Airport in Waukegan, Illinois on their way to Kenosha, Wisconsin.
BIDEN RAISED RECORD HAUL OF OVER $300M IN AUGUST
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was expected to report a record fundraising haul of more than $300 million for the month of August, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing two people familiar with the matter.
Biden, who is leading Donald Trump in most national opinion polls ahead of the November 3 election, raised $140 million in July.
Trump's campaign, which brought in $165 million in July, has not announced how much it raised in August.
A Biden campaign spokesman said the campaign would not confirm the fundraising haul for August on Tuesday and that they were still finalizing the exact number raised.
TRUMP HEADS TO WISCONSIN AMID PROTESTS AND RACIAL UNREST
Defying requests to stay away, President Donald Trump headed for Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday to highlight his “law and order” re-election campaign theme in a city hit by protests after the shooting of a Black man by a white police officer.
The state's governor and the city's mayor both urged Trump to stay away from Kenosha in order to avoid inflaming tensions and allow its citizens to heal.
But the president dismissed their appeals, choosing to visit one of the cities where anti-racist demonstrators have clashed with Trump supporters.
TRUMP ALLEGES PLANE OF 'THUGS' TARGETED HIS CONVENTION
Trump said an investigation was under way into a plot involving “thugs” who boarded a plane seeking to damage the Republican Party convention last week.
However, he offered no evidence and gave few details about an incident that appeared to reflect unproven viral social media posts.
Trump made the comments in a Fox News interview broadcast late on Monday. Asked for details, he said: “I'll tell you sometime, but it's under investigation right now.”
Pressed on whether it was a conspiracy theory, he told Fox: “No.”
On Tuesday, Trump told reporters that it was something told to him by an individual he would not identify and said it was up to that person to detail more.
JACOB BLAKE'S DAD: I'M NOT PLAYING POLITICS WITH MY SON'S LIFE
The father of Jacob Blake said he is not “dealing with politics” and that he's focused on his son's health and recovery.
He said: This is about the life of my son.”
This comes in response to President Trump's decision not to meet with Blake's family during his trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin, because of “legal reasons”.
The dad has been left paralyzed after police shot seven times in the back, sparking huge riots across the country.
TRUMP SLAMS NEW BOOK CLAIM HE HAD MINI-STROKES AS ‘FAKE NEWS’
In Michael Schmidt's “Donald Trump v. the United States” out today the author writes vice-president Mike Pence was on standby if the president had to undergo a procedure that would have required anesthesia.
It concerns an unannounced trip to hospital in November 2019.
But Trump hit back at the claims on Twitter.
He said: “It never ends! Now they are trying to say that your favorite President, me, went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes.
“Never happened to THIS candidate – FAKE NEWS. Perhaps they are referring to another candidate from another Party!”
KENOSHA UNREST CAUSES $2M IN DAMAGE TO CITY-OWNED PROPERTY
Damage to city-owned property from violence that erupted over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha is estimated at nearly $2 million so far, a city official said.
The city's public works director, Shelly Billingsley, provided the estimate to local leaders last night on what it would cost to replace garbage trucks, street lights and traffic signals, among other things that were destroyed or damaged in the unrest over the last week.
The estimate was made as some Kenosha residents fear today’s planned visit by President Donald Trump may stir more emotions and cause more violence and destruction in the southeastern Wisconsin city after several days of peace. Others, however, welcomed the president's trip.
Trump’s visit comes as demonstrators are calling for the Kenosha officer who shot Blake seven times in the back on August 23 to be fired and face attempted murder charges, and more than a week after authorities say a 17-year-old from northern Illinois shot and killed two protesters.
TRUMP SLAMS NBA FOR BOYCOTT AS HE PREPARES TO VISIT KENOSHA
Donald Trump has again ripped into the decision by NBA players to boycott games in the wake of the shooting of unarmed African American man Jacob Blake in Kenosha.
He tweeted: “People are tired of watching the highly political @NBA.
“Basketball ratings are WAY down, and they won’t be coming back.
“I hope football and baseball are watching and learning because the same thing will be happening to them. Stand tall for our Country and our Flag!!!”
It comes as the President papers to visit Kenosha amid huge civil unrest in the city after cops shot Blake in the back in front of his kids and left him unable to walk.
TRUMP COMPARES 'BAD COPS' TO GOLFERS
President Donald Trump has compared “bad cops” to golfers who “choke and miss a three-foot putt” amid the unrest following the shootings of Jacob Blake and George Floyd.
Speaking to Fox News host Laura Ingraham in an interview that aired on Monday, Trump said that police officers are in a tough position because they have to make quick decisions.
“They choke. Just like in a golf tournament, they miss a three-foot putt,” the president said.
Ingraham was quick to interject: “You're not comparing it to golf.”
“Because of course that's what the media would say. People make, people panic,” she added.
APPEALS COURT TO HEAR ARGUMENTS IN TRUMP TAX RETURN FIGHT
A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments today in President Donald Trump's latest attempt to prevent a New York prosecutor from getting his tax returns.
Trump’s lawyers appealed to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last month after a district court judge rejected their renewed efforts to invalidate a subpoena issued to his accounting firm.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has agreed not to enforce the subpoena until after the appeals court makes a ruling. Neither the district court judge, Victor Marrero, nor the appeals court ordered a delay.
Trump has blasted the long-running quest for his financial records as a continuation of the” most disgusting witch hunt in the history of our country” and predicted the case would again end up before the Supreme Court.
US TOPS SIX MILLION CORONA CASES
The country has had more than a million cases in the past three weeks, as the president claimed the US had the best response.
On Monday, researchers at the university recorded 6,006,327 Covid-18 cases in the US and 183,203 deaths.
Three weeks ago, the US reached five million confirmed cases.
Health officials in the US believe the number of cases there are much higher, with around 10 times as many people infected for every reported case, due to limits on testing and the large number of mild cases that have gone unreported or unrecognised.
PIERS MORGAN SLAMS DONALD TRUMP FOR ‘ENDORSING A KILLER’
Piers Morgan tore into Donald Trump on today’s Good Morning Britain as violent riots engulf the US.
He was reacting to footage of Trump suggesting Kyle Rittenhouse, a teenager who is accused of killing two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was acting in self-defence.
A clip played of Trump speaking about visiting the state today despite the Mayor telling him he was not welcome.
In the clip, Trump said: “It will also increase enthusiasm, and it could increase love and respect for our country, and that's why I'm going, because they did a fantastic job.”
BIDEN VOWS TO MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN
Joe Biden called yesterday for rioters and looters to be prosecuted and condemned President Trump as “toxic” for fuelling street violence.
The speech was signs of desperationto regain the initiative after it was claimed that the Democrats are weak on crime.
The Democratic candidate had not planned to make a stump appearance until after Labor Day next Monday.
It came after being goaded as “Slow Joe” by Mr Trump, and concern among Democratic strategists that the president was dominating headlines.
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