Democratic 2020 hopeful Joe Biden is scheduled to make a stop-off in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Thursday. There he will host a “community meeting” to “bring together Americans to heal and address the challenges we face” before visiting the city itself his campaign said in a statement. Biden also plans to meet with Jacob Blake’s father, Jacob Blake Sr. and other members of the Blake family, according to a Biden campaign official.
Jacob Blake is a Black man who police shot multiple times in Wisconsin last month.
But Jacob Blake Sr. has been the center of his own controversy following a flurry of antisemitic Facebook posts accusing Jews of controlling the media, internet, money and denying that there are any black Jews.
“White Jews want you to believe there are no brown Jews” one post said. “The Jewish media picks and chooses who is a terrorist and who is not” said another.
Conversely, President Donald Trump refused to meet with Jacob Blake Sr during a visit to Kenosha earlier this week.