Americans Horrified After Trump Apparently Likes A Tweet That Defends Kyle Rittenhouse: “Holy Sh*t. He Really Might Risk Civil War To Save Himself”

I want off this ride.

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Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, — a Trump supporter — was arrested on Wednesday and is being charged as an adult with two counts of first-degree homicide and one count of attempted homicide. Rittenhouse also faces charges of recklessly endangering two other victims and possessing a weapon while under 18. The teenager traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin, from out of state while illegally in possession of a long gun amid the protests after the police shot Jacob Blake — a Black 29-year-old father — seven times in the back. Blake is now paralyzed from the waist down.

Trump supporters are trying to make Rittenhouse out to be some sort of hero, and that’s not too surprising really since the president has been stoking the flames of division amid the civil unrest. Sometime during Trump’s flurry of crazy-time tweets this morning, the president liked a tweet that shared a thread to defend Rittenhouse.

Junior liked the tweet, too.

Twitter users pounced.

Trump has been in power for over three and a  half years, and all of this is happening on his watch. A teenager does not illegally cross state lines with a long gun to help protect businesses amid racial tension. “Yeah, I just came all this way to protect this random Target store with my illegal gun.” No, it’s more likely that he was hunting people.

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