Trump says Rittenhouse met him in Florida

In this July 24, 2021 file photo, former President Donald Trump smiles as he pauses as he talks to his supporters at the Turning Point Action rally in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)

(hill) – former President Trump In an interview late Tuesday, November 23, he said he met Kyle Rittenhouse in Florida just days after the 18-year-old was acquitted of all charges in the fatal shooting of two protesters and wounding of a third during demonstrations in Kenosha, Wes. ., last summer.

Trump told Fox News Sean Hannity That Rittenhouse left his Mar-a-Lago “a little while ago” after asking to come visit the former president in Florida. Trump said Rittenhouse traveled to the club with his mother.

Trump also said Rittenhouse was a “nice guy” and “knew him” a bit before he came to the teen’s defense.

“I gotta say Kyle – Kyle got to know him a bit. He called. He wanted to know if he could come over and say hi because he was a fan, unlike the other guy. He came with his mom, he was a really nice guy, and what he’s been through, he must have been. – That was the attorney general’s misconduct,” Trump told Hannity.

The former president said Rittenhouse “shouldn’t have suffered through trial” for his actions, noting that the 17-year-old had fired in self-defence.

“He didn’t have to suffer a trial because of that. He would have died. If he hadn’t pulled the trigger, that guy who had put the gun to his head, in a quarter of a second, he would have pulled the trigger, Cale would have been dead.”

“He’s a really good guy. He’s 18 years old,” he added.

The jury Rittenhouse found not guilty Of all three charges against him on Friday, ending a trial that attracted national attention after the teen shot Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Hooper, 26, and wounded Gage Grosskreutz, then 26.

trump Rittenhouse congratulated Shortly after the jury read out its verdict on Friday, adding, “If it’s not self-defence, nothing!”

The Rittenhouse trial has caused a political rift in the country, with many Republicans, including Trump, On the pretext that the teenager was justified in his actions.

Republican Representative Madison Cawthorne (North Carolina) said last week that I offered Rittenhouse an internship.

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