Following President Trump's trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin, Jacob Blake's family attorney B'Ivory LaMarr told CNN's Jim Acosta that the family has reiterated several times that they did not want Jacob's tragedy to become a political issue.
Acosta asked LaMarr, "What is your response to how the President conducted himself today?"
"The family has reiterated on several times that they didn’t want this tragedy to become a political issue. You know we didn't want this to be, you know, to gain political points," LaMarr said. "And I think that it begs the question, the motivations and — of Donald Trump coming in for this visit. I think that the conversation needs to be had, I think that there needs to be a dialogue among these issues and this has been going on for far too long."
LaMarr noted that Blake should have been the focus of Trump's trip today.
"I think that Jacob Blake should have been the primary purpose and the primary focus. That is what is causing this country to be in an uproar. Not only in the city of Kenosha in the state of Wisconsin but all across this county," he added. "I mean, this is a local issue. It started as a local issue, but now it is a national issue. So if we’re really about looking for meaningful change, then we would expect that not only the local leaders look to find solutions in that capacity but also the national leaders and a president to be the head on making sure that we effectuate that type of change."
Trump claimed that he was not meeting with Blake's family during his Wisconsin visit because they wanted to involve lawyers. The pastors of Blake's mother, Julia Jackson, took part in one of his events.