The owner of a destroyed Kenosha store refused to meet with Trump. So Trump replaced him with a former owner.

President Trump and the former owner of Rodes camera shop in Kenosha
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Tom Gram got a big surprise when he watched President Trump's visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday.

Gram's century-old camera store burned down last week amid protests and unrest in Kenosha, and when Trump planned a visit, the White House asked Gram for a meeting. Gram refused, but that didn't stop the shop from becoming a stop on Trump's tour, Milwaukee NBC News affiliate TMJ4 reports.

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