Trump defends accused Kyle Rittenhouse, saying his life was likely in danger

Trump defends accused Kyle Rittenhouse, saying his life was likely in danger

President Donald Trump on Monday sided with a 17-year old charged with killing two people during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

“He was trying to get away from them … And then he fell and then they very violently attacked him,” Trump said at a briefing. “I guess he was in very big trouble … He probably would have been killed.”

People protest killing Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, who was shot seven times by police on August 23. On the third night of protests Kyle Rittenhouse shot three protesters, two fatally.

Rittenhouse has been charged as an adult with two counts of first-degree homicide and one count of attempted homicide.

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