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Justin Blake, the uncle of Jacob Blake, the black man that was shot seven times in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and is now paralyzed from the waist down, has accused Donald Trump of “drumming” up violence across the nation.
Blake has also made it clear that the family does not want anything to do with Trump.
Justin Blake made the comments during an interview with the local media station WISN on Sunday. Blake was asked about the violent protests taking place in Kenosha and across the nation following his nephew’s shooting.
“How could they not be feeding on violence when the man in the White House is steady drumming it up? Did you not think it would not trickle down to the streets? It has,” Blake said. “So, we have the opportunity to control the narrative as the Blake family, and we’re gonna do that.”
Blake is not alone in blaming Trump for inciting violence a number of Democrats have also blamed Trump for purposely inciting violence.
Just last week two people were killed and a third was injured during a protest over Jacob Blake’s shooting. Seventeen-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse has been identified as the shooter. Rittenhouse reportedly attended a Trump rally earlier this year.
A person was killed in Portland, Oregon this week where protests have gone on for months now in response to the killing of George Floyd by a white officer in Minneapolis back in May. The officer was caught on video pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.
The shooting took place during a clash between Black Lives Matter protesters and Trump supporters.
Joe Biden accused Trump on Monday of fomenting violence in the nation. Biden stated that the “president long ago forfeited any moral leadership in this country” while vowing to use “less divisive rhetoric” than Trump if elected in November.
Justin Blake added during his interview that while Trump has not been in touch with his family following the shooting of his nephew, but that both Biden and Kamala Harris had reached out to them, which he says he thanked them for.
“They did reach out and speak with our brother,” Blake said. “I kept missing their call. I wasn’t able to catch up to him, but they spoke with our brother for prolonged conversation and indicated some of the things they would like to get done and accomplished – bills, laws and so forth – if they were to get into office.”
When asked about Trump’s planned visit to Kenosha, Blake said he hopes Trump “likes Kenosha” but added his family doesn’t “particularly want to have anything to do with him.”