Former US President Donald Trump met with Kyle Rittenhouse, acquitted of the murder of two demonstrators at the protests of the Black Lives Matter movement. This is reported by CNN.
According to the publication, the meeting was held at the Palm Beach resort in Florida. Trump said that the teenager who shot the protesters himself contacted him to get acquainted. Subsequently, he came to a politician with his mother. "A really good young man. This is illegal behavior on the part of the prosecutor's office. He should not have suffered because of this in court," Trump concluded.
Earlier it was reported that Trump congratulated Rittenhouse on the acquittal. "If this is not self-defense, then what is self-defense?" the former American leader noted. On November 19, it became known that the jury handed down an acquittal verdict to the teenager. He was found not guilty on all charges.
On August 26, 2020, a video was published showing a crowd of rioters chasing a 17-year-old Rittenhouse armed with a semi-automatic rifle. After falling and being attacked by two men, he killed one of them and wounded the other, who was armed with a pistol. The young man was charged with six counts, including premeditated murder. The Rittenhouse case has become one of the most high-profile in recent years in the United States. Some considered Rittenhouse a mass murderer and vigilante, while others are sure that he did not exceed the limits of permissible self-defense.