TRUMP MET WITH RITTENHOUSE.
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— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 24, 2021
The former president had high praise for Rittenhouse, one of the few remaining Americans willing to defend himself and others from rioters and revolutionaries.
Trump emphasized Rittenhouse’s courage after inviting the teenager to Mar-a-Lago.
“Kyle, I got to know him a little bit. He called, he wanted to know if he could come over and say hello,” Trump stated.
Trump also expressed sympathy for the Rittenhouse and his mother, who joined them for the conversation.
“Because he was a fan unlike the other guy. He came over with his mother. Really a nice young man,” Trump said.
“And what he went through. That was prosecutorial misconduct,” Trump added before blaming Democrats and the mainstream media for their long-running campaign aimed at ruining Rittenhouse’s life.
“He should not have had to suffer through a trial for that,” Trump said regarding the trial.
“If he didn’t pull that trigger, that guy that put the gun to his head, in one quarter of a second, he was going to pull the trigger — Kyle would’ve been dead,” Trump added.
Since he was exonerated, Rittenhouse has made the media rounds, beginning with Tucker Carlson on Fox News.
The Fox News interview reached 5.05 million viewers — more than any event since Jan. 6 coverage.
Rittenhouse was acquitted on murder charges last week, and Carlson was given the chance for the post-trial interview because of the support he had shown him, according to the 18-year-old’s family.