Destroyed Kenosha store's owners refused to be part of Trump 'circus,' president met with building owner instead

When President Donald Trump visited Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday to survey the damage caused by violent protests, at least one local store’s owners said they had no interest in meeting with the president.

“I said no, thank you,” Paul Willette told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Willette is co-owner of Rode’s Camera Shop, which opened more than 100 years ago before being destroyed in a fire caused by rioters. “I didn’t want anything to do with President Trump.”

“If it were any other president I would, but not this one. I can’t begin to describe my frustration with him. I politely declined coming down there. I didn’t want to be part of that fiasco.”