Trump Congratulates Kyle Rittenhouse On Not Guilty Verdict
A Kenosha jury acquitted Rittenhouse of all five charges brought against him including intentional homicide. In a statement, Trump said, “Congratulations to Kyle Rittenhouse for being found INNOCENT of all charges. It’s called being found NOT GUILTY and by the way, if that’s not self-defense, nothing is.”
Conservatives and Republicans praised the verdict on Friday afternoon like Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-North Carolina), who has offered Rittenhouse an internship.
Civil rights leaders had a far different view. Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of NAACP, called the verdict a “travesty.”