Former President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Kyle Rittenhouse visited him in Mar-a-Lago after the 18-year-old was found not guilty of shooting and killing two men, and wounding a third when protests spiraled out of control and turned violent in Kenosha, Wisconsin last summer.
Trump called Rittenhouse a “fan,” and said the 18-year-old visited him in Florida along with his mother Wendy Rittenhouse.
“Really a nice young man. What he went through — he should’ve, that was prosecutorial misconduct. 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’ve been dead,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, who showed a picture of Rittenhouse with the former president.
“Just left Mar-a-Lago a little while ago and he should never have been put through that. That was prosecutorial misconduct, and it’s happening all over the United States right now with the Democrats.”