- President Donald Trump, in a press conference on Monday, defended Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old supporter accused of double homosexuality in connection with the murder of two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
- “It was an interesting situation,” Trump said. “He was trying to get away from them, I think, it seems, and he fell, and then they attacked him very violently.”
- Trump did not mention that prior to the scene he described, officials said that according to a criminal complaint filed on Friday, Rittenhouse had already shot and killed another man.
- The first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree intentional homicide, and first-degree intentional homicide were attempted at the Retainhouse.
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President Donald Trump refused to condemn the actions of a 17-year-old supporter who has been charged with double murder in connection with the killing of two people last week in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
“It was an interesting situation,” Trump said at a press conference Monday about the actions of Kyle Rittenhouse. “He was trying to get away from them, I think, it seems, and he fell, and then they attacked him very violently.”
Trump did not mention that, prior to the scene he described, Rittenhouse – a vigilante who crossed state lines to patrol the streets of Kenosha in the wake of protests and police shootings of Jacob Blake amid the unrest – Already another person was shot and killed: According to a criminal complaint by Joseph Rosenboom showing “complete disregard for human life,” the state of Wisconsin filed last Friday.
An autopsy revealed that Rosenbaum was shot multiple times, with a fracture in his back, his pelvis, and perforation in his right lung and liver. There were also bullets on his thigh and forehead.
Rittenhouse has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless suicide, and first-degree intentional homicide, among other charges.
-Oran Rupar (@atrupar) August 31, 2020
Rittenhouse’s attorney claims the shootings took place in self-defense, but the criminal complaint contains video of the incident in which police have reviewed that the victim “appears to be unarmed.”
The complaint states that after the first shooting, Rittenhouse, who was carrying an assault weapon, attempted to flee, on a chase during which he fell and then shot two people, Anthony Huber and Gage Grosskreutz, killing the former and seriously injuring the latter. .
“He was in great trouble,” Trump claimed. “He might have been killed. It is under investigation.”
But according to the criminal complaint, and video enforcement of the law enforcement reviewed incident, Huber was not attempting to kill anyone; Rather, he is “trying to pull the gun away from the defendant.”
According to an autopsy, Huber “died of a gunshot wound to his chest, which distorted his heart.”
Biden immediately condemned Trump’s comments
Former Vice President Joe Biden, in a statement, condemned Trump’s comments.
“Tonight, the president reprimanded for the violence,” Biden said. “He will not kill even one of his supporters, who is charged with murder due to assault on others. He is very weak, scared of hatred as he has stirred up to end it.”
-Sarah Mucha (@sarahmucha) August 31, 2020
Initially, Trump’s reelection campaign sought to distance himself from the Ritenhouse for the president, who attended the January 2020 rally for the president, as Buzzfeed News first reported.
“President Trump has repeatedly and consistently condemned all forms of violence,” a spokesman said on Wednesday – despite the president encouraging violence against protesters and Hecklers at his campaign rallies. “This person had nothing to do with our campaign, and we fully support our illustrious law enforcement for their prompt action in this matter.”
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