Unsurprisingly, Republicans have been hero-worshipping Kyle Rittenhouse, the Kenosha shooter acquitted for killing two anti-racist protesters and wounding another. It’s what conservatives do amid their newest culture war. So, it comes as no surprise that former president Donald Trump welcomed the 18-year-old and his mother to Mar-a-Lago after Rittenhouse called him and told him that he’s a fan. On Tuesday night, on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, Trump said that Rittenhouse is “Really a nice young man.”
“After the verdict, Kyle Rittenhouse went to visit you,” Hannity said. “I have a picture of it. I want to get your thoughts on the rush to judgment, especially by Joe Biden.”
Trump told Hannity that Rittenhouse had called him and “wanted to know if he could come over and say hello because he was a fan.”
“He came over with his mother,” Trump said. “Really a nice young man. And what he went through, that was prosecutorial misconduct. He should not have had to suffer through a trial for that. … He’s a really good, young guy. He’s 18 years old. Just left Mar-a-Lago a little while ago, and he never should have been put through that.”
President Trump On Meeting Kyle Rittenhouse
“Really a nice young man.”
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) November 24, 2021
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And the photo was tweeted out.
Trump meets with Kyle Rittenhouse at Mar-a-Lago after acquittalhttps://t.co/YZMix7qfsf
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) November 24, 2021
Twitter users piled in.
Does Trump know
that he is not into
and election fraud?https://t.co/Q6ZKKX8Apd
— talk to a doctor who you trust about vaccine (@bobsopinions) November 24, 2021
Did he tell tfg he went on national tv and said he supports blm and thinks election fraud is an insane hoax?
— KiraDancer*1111 (@KiraKiradancer) November 24, 2021
— Carldoty63 (@carl_doty) November 24, 2021
Trump refers to Rittenhouse as the son he never had.
— Jason Carter Glass (@Jason_C_Glass) November 24, 2021
Well of course he did. Soon he will have his own reality show. ”Shooting with Kyle”.
— tweetonicus_313 (@tweetonicus) November 24, 2021
I guess trump sees real potential in Rittenhouse. Probably has a nice spot for him in his make believe 2024 Administration.
— Kibby 🌊😷 (@kibby11) November 24, 2021
Unbelievable, no empathy for the victims’ families; some just want to publicly polarize for political gains
— Ivan Padilla (@JIvanPadilla) November 24, 2021
The twice-impeached one-term president told Fox News host Laura Ingraham this week that it was a “great decision” by the jury to acquit Rittenhouse, and he suggested that he saved Kenosha. Trump loves chaos and attention. The former president even sent out a fundraising email immediately after the verdict was handed down.
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