Kyle Rittenhouse reportedly visited former president Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago in the wake of the Kenosha shooter’s murder trial.
Trump revealed the visit during an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Tuesday night. Hannity displayed a photo of the meeting.
“After the verdict Kyle Rittenhouse went to visit you,” Hannity said. “I have a picture of it. I want to get your thoughts on the rush to judgment, especially by Joe Biden.”
Trump responded by saying that Rittenhouse had called him and “wanted to know if he could come over and say hello because he was a fan.”
“He came over with his mother,” Trump said. “Really a nice young man. And what he went through, that was prosecutorial misconduct. He should not have had to suffer through a trial for that. … He’s a really good, young guy. He’s 18 years old. Just left Mar-a-Lago a little while ago, and he never should have been put through that.”
Following Rittenhouse’s acquittal last week, Trump said he “shouldn’t have been prosecuted in the first place,” calling it a “political case.”
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