Biden’s anti-Trump approach to racial justice flashpoints


KENOSHA — There are no Twitter rants. No threats of calling in tanks to break up violent protests. No warnings that ”when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

As two high-profile, emotionally charged trials — that of Kenosha, Wisc., shooter Kyle Rittenhouse and three men convicted of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery — came to their dramatic conclusions in recent weeks, President Joe Biden has in every way attempted to be the anti-Donald Trump.

He has kept a low profile, working behind the scenes to keep the peace both on the streets of America — where there have been limited protests — and within the realm of his party.

Ahead of the Rittenhouse verdict, the president was in touch with Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers to discuss safety measures in Kenosha. He called law enforcement groups in recent months to gauge their frustrations, according to a person with direct knowledge of the conversations. And last week — as the Rittenhouse jury deliberated — he signed three bills that boosted benefits for local and federal law

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