Former President Donald Trump met with Kyle Rittenhouse after the teen was acquitted of murdering two men during protests last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
“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,” Trump said Tuesday night in an interview on Fox News’ “Hannity.”
“That was prosecutorial misconduct, and it’s happening all over the United States right now with the Democrats.”
Rittenhouse was found not guilty of five charges related to the shootings.
Progressives and critics denounced Rittenhouse’s acquittal, saying the verdict was an affirmation of systemic racism in the U.S. criminal justice system. Trump disagreed.
Rittenhouse “should not have had to suffer through a trial for that,” Trump told host Sean Hannity. “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.”
The former president also slammed the mainstream media’s trial coverage for misinformation, including the falsehood that Rittenhouse brought the rifle across state lines.
“They are the enemy of the people and we could have a country that would be able to heal and get together, except the media foments it,” Trump said. Continue reading on Newsmax.