Donald Trump said in an interview that he met with Kyle Rittenhouse at Mar-a-Lago.
Trump said he met with Rittenhouse. The interview took place on Monday. The former president said that Rittenhouse was a nice young man.
Rittenhouse and his mother visited Trump at Mar-a-Lago.
I got to know him a little bit. Trump said that Rittenhouse brought his mother with him when he came over to say hello.
A nice young man. That was prosecutorial misconduct. He should not have had to go through a trial. He was going to die, Trump said. If he didn't pull the gun out, the guy who put the gun to his head was going to kill himself. Kyle would have died. He's a good young man.
Civil unrest that erupted after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin resulted in the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and the injury of Gaige Grosskreutz.
Attorneys for Rittenhouse said he was acting in self-defense. He said he was in Kenosha to protect businesses and that he was afraid for his life at the time of the shooting.
Rittenhouse gave an exclusive interview with Tucker Carlson on Monday. Rittenhouse told Carlson that he didn't know he was going to be arrested for defending himself and that he was not racist.
Rittenhouse said that his first attorneys, Lin Wood and John Pierce did not respect his wishes and used him for their own gain.
In an interview with NewsNation's Ashleigh Banfield that aired Tuesday, Rittenhouse said that he didn't know who the Proud Boys were when he set up the meeting.