Joe Biden meets community members, Jacob Blake’s family

Video above: Joe Biden to visit Kenosha on ThursdayPresidential nominee Joe Biden is in Wisconsin to meet with members of the Kenosha community after the police shooting of Jacob Blake.Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, took a private jet from Delaware to Milwaukee Thursday morning.They met privately with members of Blake’s family for about an hour.Blake joined by phone from his hospital bed, according to his attorney.”The family was grateful for the meeting and was very impressed that the Bidens were so engaged and willing to really listen,” Attorney Ben Crump said in a statement. “Jacob’s mother led them all in prayer for Jacob’s recovery. They talked about changing the disparate treatment of minorities in police interactions, the impact of selecting Kamala Harris as a Black woman as his running mate, and Vice President Biden’s plans for change. “Mr. Blake Sr. talked about the need for systemic reform because the excessive use of force by police against minorities has been going on for far too long. Jacob Jr. shared about the pain he is enduring, and the vice president commiserated. “The vice president told the family that he believes the best of America is in all of us and that we need to value all our differences as we come together in America’s great melting pot. “It was very obvious that Vice President Biden cared, as he extended to Jacob Jr. a sense of humanity, treating him as a person worthy of consideration and prayer.” Meeting with members of the Kenosha community at Grace Lutheran Church, Biden made the point about not being able to truly put himself in the shoes of a Black parent who has to worry every time their child leaves the house. Several dozens of people lined the streets of Kenosha to see Biden.Biden’s visit comes two days after President Donald Trump made a visit to Kenosha.The city’s mayor asked Trump and Biden to wait until next week to visit.Residents remained divided on visits from Trump and Biden.

Video above: Joe Biden to visit Kenosha on Thursday

Presidential nominee Joe Biden is in Wisconsin to meet with members of the Kenosha community after the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

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Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, took a private jet from Delaware to Milwaukee Thursday morning.

They met privately with members of Blake’s family for about an hour.

Blake joined by phone from his hospital bed, according to his attorney.

“The family was grateful for the meeting and was very impressed that the Bidens were so engaged and willing to really listen,” Attorney Ben Crump said in a statement.

“Jacob’s mother led them all in prayer for Jacob’s recovery. They talked about changing the disparate treatment of minorities in police interactions, the impact of selecting Kamala Harris as a Black woman as his running mate, and Vice President Biden’s plans for change.

“Mr. Blake Sr. talked about the need for systemic reform because the excessive use of force by police against minorities has been going on for far too long. Jacob Jr. shared about the pain he is enduring, and the vice president commiserated.

“The vice president told the family that he believes the best of America is in all of us and that we need to value all our differences as we come together in America’s great melting pot.

“It was very obvious that Vice President Biden cared, as he extended to Jacob Jr. a sense of humanity, treating him as a person worthy of consideration and prayer.”

Meeting with members of the Kenosha community at Grace Lutheran Church, Biden made the point about not being able to truly put himself in the shoes of a Black parent who has to worry every time their child leaves the house.

Several dozens of people lined the streets of Kenosha to see Biden.

Biden’s visit comes two days after President Donald Trump made a visit to Kenosha.

The city’s mayor asked Trump and Biden to wait until next week to visit.

Residents remained divided on visits from Trump and Biden.