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Kyle Rittenhouse: Donald Trump Met With ‘Nice Young Man’ Following Not Guilty Verdict

by : Cameron Frew on : 24 Nov 2021 16:42
Kyle Rittenhouse: Donald Trump Met With 'Nice Young Man' Following Not Guilty VerdictAlamy

Donald Trump met with Kyle Rittenhouse after his not guilty verdict, describing him as a ‘nice young man’.

The 18-year-old stood accused of homicide, reckless endangerment, curfew violation and possession of a firearm as a minor after he fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He also injured Gaige Grosskreutz, 26.

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Trump, who congratulated Rittenhouse in an email following the controversial ruling, actually met with the teen afterwards.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Perry, Georgia, U.S. September 25, 2021. REUTERS/Dustin ChambersAlamy

‘It’s called being found NOT GUILTY – and by the way, if that’s not self defence, nothing is! This trial was nothing more than a WITCH HUNT from the Radical Left. They want to PUNISH law-abiding citizens, including a CHILD, like Kyle Rittenhouse, for doing nothing more than following the LAW,’ the former POTUS earlier wrote.

Trump’s sentiment echoes the far-right perspective on Rittenhouse’s case, seeing him as a vigilante of sorts who didn’t do anything wrong. However, other celebrities – such as Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo and Kerry Washington – have criticised the ruling. Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine also called out the courts for ‘protecting and enforcing white supremacy’.

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After Rittenhouse’s verdict, Trump told Fox News he met with him, calling him a ‘really a nice young man’ and recalling how he ‘got to know him a little bit… he wanted to know if he could come over and say hello. He was a fan, unlike the other guy’.

‘What he went through, he should’ve – that was prosecutorial misconduct. [Rittenhouse] should not have had to suffer through a trial for that. He was going to be dead 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 have been dead,’ Trump added.

‘He’s a really good young guy… just left Mar-a-Lago a little while ago, and he should never have been put through that. That was prosecutorial misconduct, and it’s happening all over the United States right now with the Democrats.’

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In his first interview following the verdict, Rittenhouse also told the outlet, ‘I was an innocent 17-year-old who was violently attacked and defended myself. I feel my life has been extremely defamed… I don’t think I would be able to go out and get a job and not have to deal with harassment.’

‘But I’m at a place now… where I have to have people with me because people want to kill me just because I defended myself – and they’re too ignorant to look at the facts of what happened… I see some of the threats. Some of the things people say it’s absolutely sickening,’ he added.

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Topics: News, Donald Trump, Kyle Rittenhouse, US

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