Former President Trump told Fox News ‘Sean Hannity’ Kyle Rittenhouse visits Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday after he pleaded not guilty to the fatal shootings of two men during a racial justice protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2020.
What are they saying: “He’s a really nice young boy… left Mar-a-Lago a while back, and he should never have been put through it. It was prosecutors’ abuse, and it’s going on across the United States.” It’s happening with Democrats right now,” Trump said.
- ,[Rittenhouse] He should not have faced trial for this. He was going to die if he didn’t pull that trigger, the man who put the gun to his head in a quarter of a second was about to pull the trigger. Kyle would have been dead,” the former president said.
Catch up quickly: In August 2020, Rittenhouse shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber in Kenosha and injured Gage Grosskretz.
- He was charged with first-degree willful manslaughter, first-degree reckless manslaughter, first-degree intentional attempt to murder and two counts of first-degree negligent jeopardy endangering safety. He was found not guilty in all five cases.
- His defense attorneys argued that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense.
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