In an interview with Fox News, former President Donald Trump said that Kyle Rittenhouse, days after he was acquitted of all the charges he was accused of, visited him at his home in Mar a Lago, Florida, that he got to know him a little and that he agreed with the young man’s decision to have shot his attackers in self-defense.
On Tuesday, November 23, on Sean Hannity’s late-night show, Donald Trump revealed that the young Rittenhouse, who was accused of being a ‘white supremacist’ and ‘racist’ by the mainstream media for shooting and killing two protesters who attacked him, paid Trump a visit at his Mar a Lago home.
“I have to say Kyle—Kyle I got to know him a little bit. He called. He wanted to know if he could come over and say hello because he was a fan, unlike the other guy. He came over with his mother, really a nice young man and what he went through, he should—that was prosecutorial misconduct,” Trump told Hannity.
“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 have been dead,” the former president added, referring to what happened the night Rittenhouse killed two people in self-defense in the city of Kenosha.
The ordeal of Kyle Rittenhouse
During the summer of 2020 in the city of Kenosha, after a black man was shot when he went for a knife disregarding a police order, the case was once again exploited as another incident of “social injustice” or “racism” by police. The Marxist Black Lives Matter movement organized protests that culminated in rioting and vandalism.
Kyle Rittenhouse, whose family was originally from Kenosha, volunteered to clean up graffiti protesters had done at a high school.
While at the scene, a couple told him they were looking for help protecting their auto parts store in town, to which Kyle again volunteered to protect.
As a police cadet and firefighter, Kyle armed himself with a rifle and first aid kit, knowing what he could be up against.
During the riots, some violent protesters threatened Kyle, who walked into the middle of the protests and offered medical help.
During these altercations, Joseph Rosenbaum, who had earlier threatened to kill him, approached him from behind with a gun, and Kyle shot him four times, killing him.
Anthony Huber, who had witnessed the incident, began shouting and chasing him, saying, “get him, kill him.”
Rittenhouse fled, but several protesters went after him.
In a moment, Kyle fell to the ground, and Anthony Huber hit him with a skateboard in the neck once, and the second time he tried to wrestle the gun away from Kyle, which is when he was shot and fatally wounded.
At that instant, Gaige Grosskreutz, also armed, approached Kyle and, thinking he wasn’t looking, pointed his gun at him. Rittenhouse fired and wounded him in the arm.
Gaige Grosskreutz was one of the key witnesses at the trial.
Kyle fled the scene, and instantly the police arrived.
Rittenhouse’s suffering was mainly due to biased media coverage
The case gained notoriety but for the wrong reasons.
Kyle was accused of being a ‘racist’ and ‘white supremacist,’ having traveled with a firearm illegally from one state to another (he resides in Illinois), and having acted as a vigilante, a term used for those who take justice into their own hands.
However, the two people who died in the altercations were white; the third person, a trial witness, is also white.
The only explanation as to why the media attempted to demonize Rittenhouse as a ‘racist’ is because he was at a demonstration supposedly against ‘social injustice’ because a black man who had a record had been shot. The police were there because his wife reported him for domestic violence.
Nonetheless, continued mainstream media coverage of the events made Kyle’s life miserable. Social discontent from a section of society grew with the irresponsible media reporting that framed everything as ‘racism.’
Rittenhouse was charged with first-degree felony murder, first-degree reckless homicide, recklessly endangering safety, and illegally traveling from state to state with a gun.
However, the prosecution’s star witness, Gaige Grosskreutz, who was shot by Kyle and witnessed the entire incident, said Rittenhouse shot him only when he pointed his gun at him.
After viewing video evidence and testimony, and after three days of deliberation, the jury found Kyle not guilty on all charges.
Critics point out that the case should have been much simpler because the evidence clearly indicated that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense and at all the altercations, he first attempted to flee and avoid the conflict.
But because the media and some politicians framed the case as another act of ‘social injustice’ and waved the flag of racism, the pressure on the prosecution, judge and jury to convict Rittenhouse created hell for the young man and his family.
Now that the news of Trump meeting Kyle is being spread in mainstream media, should the American people expect another round of attacks on Rittenhouse for being a ‘white supremacist’?