Kyle Rittenhouse visited President Trump at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Fla. after being acquitted of all five charges against him. After the jury’s decision last Friday, Kyle Rittenhouse had the chance to visit the 45th president as a celebration of the right to self-defense.
In a Tuesday night interview with Sean Hannity, Trump described his meeting with Rittenhouse, “Kyle, I got to know him a little bit. He called. He wanted to know if he could come over and say hello because he was a fan, unlike the other guy.”
“He should never have been put through that,” Trump said. “That was prosecutorial misconduct.”
Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial captured the full attention of the media in recent weeks. Rittenhouse faced charges for shooting three men, killing two, who attacked him during the Kenosha riots that occurred after the controversial police shooting of Jacob Blake.
At the time, Rittenhouse was only 17 years old and was acting in self-defense. Despite media interference and questionable actions taken by the prosecution, Rittenhouse was cleared of all charges. His innocence is an important victory for the American freedom and fundamental human right of self-defense.
After meeting with Rittenhouse, Trump described him as a “really a nice young man.” The meeting is sure to spark backlash from the liberal media and Democrats who have been angry with the decision of the jury. On the other hand, the jury’s decision has energized the MAGA base and given Americans a renewed hope in the American system of justice.
In contrast, Biden claimed that the verdict “will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included,” instead of showing genuine support for the justice system operating the way the nation’s founders intended.
The sharp difference between Biden’s and Trump’s response to the conclusion of Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial represents a clear split in American politics. Trump ran his Presidency with a focus on “law and order” and has encouraged Americans to remain committed to the fundamental principles of America’s justice system. On the other hand, Biden has promoted the media’s attempt to delegitimize Americans’ right to self-defense.
Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial is the latest attempt by Democrats and the media to label Americans “racist” for exercising their basic freedoms, such as the freedom of self-defense. Recently, the nation has been divided over a variety of issues that all center around American freedoms and basic human rights. The question remains whether Kyle Rittenhouse’s court victory will motivate other Americans to make a stand for their freedoms or whether the government will continue to try to limit American liberties.