Former President Donald Trump called Kyle Rittenhouse, who was found not guilty of killing two people during a Black Lives Matter protest in August 2020, “really a nice young man” after the 18-year-old visited him in Mar-a-Lago.

Trump claims Rittenhouse is a “fan” and says he visited the former president with his mother.

In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Trump said: “Really a nice young man. What he went through – he should’ve, that was prosecutorial misconduct. He should not have had to suffer through a trial for that. He was going to be dead. If he didn’t pull that trigger, that guy that put the gun to his head, in one-quarter of a second, he was going to pull the trigger – Kyle would’ve been dead.”

“Just left Mar-a-Lago a little while ago and he should never have been put through that. That was prosecutorial misconduct, and it’s happening all over the United States right now with the Democrats.”

Rittenhouse himself has said: “No matter what your opinion is or where you stand, this wasn’t a political case, it shouldn’t have been a political case, it was made a political case. It has nothing to do with race and the ways people are twisting this is sickening.”

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