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Biden, in Kenosha, says U.S. confronting 'original sin'

Joe Biden, Jill Biden
Posted at 6:51 AM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 07:52:02-04

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told residents in Kenosha, Wisconsin, that the turmoil their city has experienced following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, could help the nation confront centuries of systemic racism.

The Democrat sought to draw a sharp contrast with President Donald Trump, who visited Kenosha earlier this week but concentrated on praising law enforcement and accusing protesters of “domestic terrorism.”

Biden met Thursday with the Blake family and talked with the hospitalized Blake on the phone.

Jacob Blake's uncle said Biden's visit was more unifying, and he noted Trump did not ask at all about his nephew.

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