KENOSHA — Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. returned to Kenosha Tuesday morning, ahead of President Donald Trump's visit.
Jackson was in Kenosha to encourage groups to not protest the president's visit but instead engage in "positive community service."
"The president is coming to do a commercial, not to reconcile but to notarize," Jackson said in a statement.
The family of Jacob Blake will host a community gathering near the site where Jacob was shot by a Kenosha police officer at 11 a.m. Jackson will be joining, along with Sen. Lena Taylor and other elected officials.
“We don’t need more pain and division from a president set on advancing his campaign at the expense of our city,” said Justin Blake, uncle of Jacob Blake. “We need justice and relief for our community.”
The president is expected to arrive in Kenosha Tuesday afternoon, where he will tour damaged businesses and participate in a safety roundtable.
MEDIA ALERT!Returning to Kenosha today w/ @RPCoalition national field director @bishopgrant2 to join Kenosha residents in massive community service program at 10:30amC&to urge the multi-racial groups not to protest Trump’s visit but rather to engage in positive community service. pic.twitter.com/68N2swzmDq— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) September 1, 2020