(WATCH) Donald Trump Slams Prosecutors’ ‘Misconduct’ In Kyle Rittenhouse Trial After meeting With Rittenhouse At Mar-A-Lago (VIDEO)
Following a meeting with Kyle Rittenhouse at Mar-a-Lago, former President Trump offered comments on the Rittenhouse trial on “Hannity”.
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Trump said that Rittenhouse had been the victim of “prosecutorial misconduct.”
Trump said, “[Rittenhouse] 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”.
Rittenhouse shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, in August 2020 during rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, which began after police shot and killed Jacob Blake, leaving him crippled from the waist down. Gaige Grosskreutz, the third person Rittenhouse shot at, survived and testified against him at the trial.
Continuing with his praise of Rittenhouse, Trump said, “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. That was prosecutorial misconduct, and it’s happening all over the United States right now with the Democrats.”
TRUMP: Kyle Rittenhouse “just left Mar-a-Lago a little while ago.”
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The prosecution received many condemnations from the judge, including one for bringing up the fact that Rittenhouse opted to keep silent after being charged with a crime. According to the Fifth Amendment, persons accused of crimes are not required to give any information to the police, the prosecution, or a court if they do not want to incriminate themselves.
After many days of deliberation, the jury returned verdicts of “not guilty” for each accusation brought against Rittenhouse.
Rittenhouse, who appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Monday, said, “I was an innocent 17-year-old who was violently attacked and defended myself. I feel my life has been extremely defamed … I don’t think I would be able to go out and get a job and not have to deal with harassment. But I’m at a place now … where I have to have people with me because people want to kill me just because I defended myself – and they’re too ignorant to look at the facts of what happened … I see some of the threats. Some of the things people say it’s absolutely sickening.”
There has been criticism of the media’s coverage of the trial for distorting the facts, including the claim that Rittenhouse transported the weapon over state borders, among other things. Some media sources have made corrections to their previous reporting.
The former president attacked the media and declared that they are the “enemy of the people.” He said their coverage of the trial was one of many examples of “fake news”.
“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. They’re so corrupt. The fake news [media], but it’s really the corrupt news. It’s corrupt what they do,” he said. “I had to devote a lot of time to fake investigations.”
“People have gotten wise to it … and it’s just a shame,” Trump said.
Donald Trump also condemned the incident in Waukesha, Wisconsin, saying it was carried out by a “bad cookie.”
As of Tuesday evening, authorities reported that six people were killed and 62 others were injured in the attack on the parade on Sunday afternoon when a red SUV crashed into the crowd. Darrell Brooks, 39, has been charged with numerous charges of intentional homicide.
“He was out on bail and he was a rough cookie,” Trump said. “This guy was crazy and a real professional criminal and a bad guy. And the good news is he hated Trump, OK? He hated Trump – based on early reporting – and he should.”
Brooks is accused of punching a lady in the face and running her over with his vehicle in the days before the attack, according to police records. According to the report, the woman’s jeans had tire tracks on them. Brooks was arrested and charged in this event, but he was released after posting $1,000 bail.
“He should not have been out. He should have never,” Trump said.
“Can you imagine? I looked at that car going in … I’ve never seen anything like it … . All because of a bad guy. And he was out on bail, very low bail. Just a terrible, terrible situation. I mean, just terrible.”
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