President Trump to visit Kenosha law enforcement amid growing protests

Despite concerns from Wisconsin's governor and Kenosha's mayor, President Trump is scheduled to visit Kenosha law enforcement as outrage grows.
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Thank you for joining us on a busy Monday night. I'm Tom llamas, in for David. We begin tonight with the showdown over protests escalating into clashes in some places, and the violence dividing the nation. President trump is plank to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin, tomorrow. In Portland this weekend, a convoy of president trump's supporters clashing with protesters demanding racial justice. Later, the deadly shooting of a man reportedly from a right wing the gunman is still at large. While there in Kenosha this weekend, hundreds marched peacefully after the police shooting of Jacob Blake. It comes after the violence. ABC's Alex Perez is there for us again tonight in Kenosha. She leads us off. Reporter: President trump headed to visit with law enforcement in Kenosha tomorrow, a visit the governor and mayor have asked him to reconsider amid concerns the city will see more protests and violence like that seen in Portland overnight. Protesters in Portland blocking traffic and hurling projectiles, like these rocks, at officers. Officers moving them back with non-lethal ammo. ABC's kayna Whitworth on the ground. Just before 11:00 at night here, authorities deemed an unlawful assembly and their rushed out into the street, arresting protesters. Reporter: From the nearly 30 arrested, police confiscating two handguns. On Saturday, fights breaking out downtown when a caravan of the president's supporters drove through the city, clashing with protesters demanding racial justice. This truck spraying people with an irritant, protesters in its way nearly run over, witnesses reporting seeing trucks firing paintball guns at protesters. Trump today defending his supporters in Portland. Paint is not bullets. Reporter: Later in the evening, this deadly shooting. The gunman fleeing after watching his victim stumble to the ground. I saw the guy come up like this with the bear mace and lay it into the two guys in front of him and then I heard the shots. Like, it was that fast. It was mace, pop, pop. Reporter: The victim wearing a blues lives matter flag and reportedly a hat belonging to a right-wing group. Late today, authorities identifying the victim as 39-year-old Aaron Danielson of Portland. The president retweeting a video of trump supporters entering Portland, calling them "Great patriots." And in Kenosha, officials tonight bracing for the president's planned visit tomorrow amid protests following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, and days later, the fatal shooting of two demonstrators, allegedly by 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse. The timing on this we felt was not good, and so we did make the request for him to do it at a different time. Reporter: Seven of the county's 23 board supervisors, however, asking the president to come. The president saying -- I am a tremendous fan of law enforcement and I want to thank the law enforcement, they've done a good job. Reporter: The white house also adding, there are no current plans for president trump to meet with Jacob Blake's family while he's in Kenosha. All right, Alex Perez joins us now from Kenosha, where the president is scheduled to be we just heard your reporting that there are no plans for the president to meet with Jacob Blake's family. And moments ago, the president was asked why he hasn't spoken to them, either? Reporter: Yeah, that's right, Tom. And the president said he has not talked to the family because they wanted to have an attorney present during that conversation and he did not feel that was appropriate. The family has said they are not playing politics. So, that's where that stands as of right now. Tom? Alex Perez with that new reporting to lead us off. Alex, thank you.

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