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As Trump Visits Kenosha, Hundreds Gather Where Jacob Blake Was Shot
President Trump used a visit to Kenosha, Wis., to highlight his law-and-order message, focusing on unrest, and not racism or police violence. Above, supporters of Mr. Trump.

Mr. Trump toured buildings that were damaged in street violence that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man, and then met with law enforcement officials to advocate cracking down on demonstrations that get out of control.

But he did not meet with Mr. Blake’s family and described police violence as just the work of “bad apples.” Hundreds of protesters gathered at the corner where Mr. Blake was shot.

On Monday night, Mr. Trump compared instances of the police shooting people to golfers who “choke” when trying to sink “a three-foot putt.” He also declined to denounce a 17-year-old who was charged with killing two protesters during a night of unrest in the city last week.

Trump falsely took credit for restoring law and order in Kenosha during his visit but failed to acknowledge that the National Guard was deployed by the Wisconsin governor
  • President Donald Trump visited the city of Kenosha following days of protests sparked by the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
  • During his visit to the city, the president falsely claimed that he was the one who activated the National Guard in response to the protests, but Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers did.
  • Trump also gave an account of the Kenosha shooting earlier this week that was at odds with the authorities who charged Kyle Rittenhouse with homicide.

Facebook warns it can remove any content that might put it at regulatory or legal risk
  • Facebook has started issuing a warning to users that from October 1 it will reserve the right to take down content if it thinks it necessary to "avoid or mitigate adverse legal or regulatory impacts to Facebook."
  • Facebook hasn't explicitly said why it's introducing this new rule, but it could be connected to an executive order signed by President Donald Trump earlier in 2020.
  • The executive order sought to roll back legal protections afforded to internet platforms by Section 230.

'Cases up the wazoo for years to come': Legal insiders brace for a world where Trump loses in November and the ex-president faces down a slew of reinvigorated court fights
  • More than a dozen legal experts and practitioners tell Insider that Donald Trump's many legal fights are primed to cause him headaches should he lose the 2020 presidential election.
  • There are lawsuits tied to whether the president violated the US Constitution forbidding him from making money off foreign governments, possible Hatch Act violations, Trump's business entanglements, and campaign finance questions still stewing from the Stormy Daniels hush money affair.
  • Trump's 2020 campaign also faces accusations its masking the true recipients of about $170 million in election season spending.
  • The existence of an internal Trump campaign audit of spending irregularities may also entice federal investigators. A Trump official says the campaign 'complies with all campaign finance laws.'
  • Could the Mueller investigation make a comeback? Possible, former Justice Department and Federal Election Commission officials say.

40 states are approved for Trump's $300 federal unemployment payment. But it could still leave out up to 1.5 million low-wage workers.
  • President Donald Trump is pushing states to set up a program for a $300 weekly supplement to state unemployment benefits from the federal government.
  • 40 states are approved for the federal payments, and six have started distributing the money to jobless people.
  • But it mandates that people must earn at least $100 in state benefits, a threshold experts say could leave out up to 1.5 million part-time and gig workers from getting federal aid.
  • "The people I'm most worried are those who are doing their best to try and get back to work," said unemployment expert Michele Evermore.

Trump just touted a 'super V' economic rebound even as the recovery shows signs of stalling
  • Trump touted a super-V shaped economic recovery on Tuesday, even as many economists say its slowing down instead.
  • "You look at the V, now I think it's a super-V," he said.
  • More small businesses are still laying off more workers than they are hiring, and unemployment claims still top one million five months into the pandemic.
  • Several large companies have also announced they're eliminating tens of thousands of jobs in the coming weeks due to a steep fall in consumer demand stemming from the pandemic.

Trump's rambling, lie-filled interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News went way off the rails, even by his standards
  • President Donald Trump made a number of bogus assertions in an off the rails interview with Fox News' Laura Ingraham on Monday night.
  • Trump claimed, without evidence, that people in the "dark shadows" are controlling Joe Biden's 2020 campaign.
  • Trump also compared police who use excessive force to golfers missing a putt.
  • Ingraham interjected at several points to ask Trump if he really meant what he was saying, but the president kept doubling down.

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