Adviser to the president Ivanka Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will visit Minneapolis on Thursday to promote President Trump's law-and-order message, according to the Associated Press.
Minneapolis has been rocked by the coronavirus pandemic and a summer of protests – some of which escalated into violent riots – following the death of George Floyd May 25 while in the custody of city police.
The vice president and first daughter are expected to host a listening session with a "Cops for Trump" group and city residents who say the president's reelection campaign has been "negatively impacted by crime and violent extremism," AP reported.
Trump offered to deploy military police in Minneapolis amid unrest in May after a White police officer was captured on video kneeling on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes; Floyd, a Black man, died shortly after.
Now, the city is facing immense damage costs and a spike in crime amid calls to defund police.