Trump Visits Milwaukee Suburb Two Days After City Set Ablaze

Authorities respond near a burning gas station as dozens of people protest following the fatal shooting of a man in Milwaukee, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. A crowd of protesters skirmished with police Saturday night in the Milwaukee neighborhood where an officer shot and killed a man after a traffic stop …

Donald J. Trump rallies supporters in the Milwaukee suburb of West Bend, Wisconsin Tuesday, two days after protesters unleashed a wave of angry mobs, gunfire and arson upon the state’s largest city, which sits 90 miles due north from Chicago on Lake Michigan’s west coast.

Trump will be holding a rally at the Ziegler Building at the town’s Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center.

The Republican nominee made Making America Safe Again one of the pillars of his campaign and it was a prominent part of this speech when he accepted the GOP nomination July 21.

We will be a country of generosity and warmth. But we will also be a country of law and order. Our Convention occurs at a moment of crisis for our nation. The attacks on our police, and the terrorism in our cities, threaten our very way of life. Any politician who does not grasp this danger is not fit to lead our country.

Americans watching this address tonight have seen the recent images of violence in our streets and the chaos in our communities.

Many have witnessed this violence personally, some have even been its victims. I have a message for all of you: the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end. Beginning on January 20th 2017, safety will be restored. The most basic duty of government is to defend the lives of its own citizens. Any government that fails to do so is a government unworthy to lead.

West Bend is in the congressional district of Trump-skeptic Republican Rep. James Sensenbrenner, who represents Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District. Sensenbrenner was a strong supporter of Sen. R. Edward “Ted” Cruz (R.-Texas) in the fight for the nomination and was part of the Cruz’s winning the Wisconsin primary. The congressman promised to support his party’s nominee and like Cruz, endorsed Trump.

Although, Speaker Paul D. Ryan, who represents the state’s First Congressional District to the south of Milwaukee, ran for vice president on the ticket with former Massachusetts governor W. Mitt Romney against President Barack Obama, the president won the state with 53 percent of the vote to Romney-Ryan’s 46 percent.

The night of bedlam and chaos began with the report that a city police officer shot and killed a suspect.

These tweets from the Milwaukee Police Department give a stunning narrative of how the night progressed:



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