In the wake of the recent acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse by a Kenosha County, Wisconsin jury comes confirmation from former President Donald Trump that he personally hosted the 18-year-old at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida soon afterward, as the New York Post reports.
On Tuesday, Trump detailed Rittenhouse’s visit during a Tuesday evening interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News, explaining that the young man had departed the meeting “a little while ago,” according to The Hill.
In interview on “Hannity” just now, Trump says Kyle Rittenhouse came to meet with him at Mar-a-Lago. Hannity displays a photo of the meeting. pic.twitter.com/zBNy5zHbh4
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The former president indicated that Rittenhouse had requested the visit to Trump’s estate and made the trip there with his mother, and he declared the teen to be “a nice young man” after having a chance to chat for a bit.
In commenting on the ordeal through which Rittenhouse had gone since the 2020 incident in which he fatally shot two men and injured a third in what a jury of his peers determined was justifiable self defense, Trump declared his support.
“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,” opined Trump.
Trump said during his interview with Hannity that Rittenhouse had asked for the Mar-a-Lago meeting because he was “a fan,” and while that may be true, the young man revealed to Fox News personality Tucker Carlson that prior to the fateful night in Kenosha, he was actually a supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, and had attended a Trump rally that year primarily because of his strong stance on law enforcement.
Though Rittenhouse told Carlson that he has “been trying to stay out of politics lately,” he has reportedly received job offers from some Republicans in Congress, including Reps. Paul Gosar (AZ) and Matt Gaetz (FL), with North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn also offering an internship, according to The Hill.
Considering the manner in which the left used the Rittenhouse trial to stoke the flames of racial division based on blatant distortion of the facts, it seems all but certain that the image of the smiling young man standing side-by-side with Trump caused liberal heads everywhere to explode in abject rage.