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Donald Trump: Kyle Rittenhouse ‘Was in Big Trouble’ When Rioters Attacked Him
President Donald Trump defended Illinois teenager Kyle Rittenhouse after he shot and killed two rioters during riots Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The president said that the case was still under investigation, but that he watched the videotape of the altercation that led to the shooting.
“He was trying to get away from them, I guess, it looks like and he fell and then they very violently attacked him,” Trump said.
Rittenhouse was charged by prosecutors with first-degree reckless homicide and first-degree intentional homicide last week as three people were shot during the altercation.
“I guess he was in very big trouble, he probably would have been killed, but it’s under investigation,” Trump said.
When asked if he supported armed militia at the riots, Trump said he preferred to see the police take care of it.
“I’d like to see law enforcement take care of everything,” he said.
He argued that police needed to be freed up from degrading criticism so that they could do their jobs correctly.