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.”

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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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