Donald Trump Jr., the son of President Donald Trump, likened 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse’s alleged killing of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin to teenage antics on Tuesday.
When Extra TV correspondent Rachel Lindsay asked why nobody in the Trump administration, including the President himself, has condemned Rittenhouse, Trump stated that “we’re not jumping to a conclusion.”
“He’s a young kid. I don’t want 17-year-olds running around the streets with AR-15s,” Trump told Lindsay.
“Maybe I wouldn’t have put myself in that situation, who knows? We all do stupid things at 17,” he added.
“I think that’s a little bit beyond stupid,” Lindsay pointed out.
“Really stupid, fine,” Trump conceded. “But we all have to let that process play out and let due process take its course.”
Even though Rittenhouse has been charged with murder after allegedly traveling from Illinois and fatally shooting two anti-police brutality protesters, the President has declined to speak out against Rittenhouse and called the shooting an “interesting situation.” Last week, the Trump campaign went as far as arguing that “just logically, if you don’t allow police to do their job, then the American people have to defend themselves some way.”
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