Rittenhouse Visits Trump at Mar-a-Lago Following Acquittal
Former President Donald Trump said Kyle Rittenhouse visited him at his Mar-a-Lago resort after the 18-year-old was acquitted of killing two men in self-defense during a chaotic night of protests in Kenosha, Wisc.
“Really a nice young man. What he went through — he should’ve, that was prosecutorial misconduct. He 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’ve been dead,” Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity.
“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,” he added.
The highly-politicized case became a rallying point, with the left portraying and condemning Rittenhouse as a white-supremacist vigilante and the right embracing him as a sort of folk hero.
Rittenhouse, however, repeatedly said that his trial was not about politics or race.
“No matter what your opinion is or where you stand, this wasn’t a political case, it shouldn’t have been a political case, it was made a political case,” he told Tucker Carlson during a recent interview. “It has nothing to do with race, and the ways people are twisting this is sickening.”