White House Says Trump Won't Comment On Kyle Rittenhouse

Written by on August 31, 2020

White Home press secretary Kayleigh McEnany reaffirmed Monday that President Donald Trump gained’t but touch upon Kyle Rittenhouse, {the teenager} charged with fatally taking pictures two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

“The president shouldn’t be going to once more weigh in on that,” McEnany instructed a reporter who requested if Trump condemned Rittenhouse’s actions. “You’ll be able to ask him this night. He could weigh in additional, however in the mean time he’s not weighing in to that.”

Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old from Illinois, has been charged with murder. He’s accused of taking pictures three demonstrators, killing two of them, who had been protesting police brutality after police shot Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man in Kenosha. 

Trump mentioned Sunday that he would ultimately have a touch upon the matter.

“That’s below investigation proper now, and so they’ll be reporting again to me over the following 24 hours, 48 hours perhaps max, and we’ll have a remark about it,” he instructed reporters.

The president, nevertheless, did seem to take a jab at protesters. Some have broken buildings and different property as they take to the streets, however the demonstrations have been in any other case peaceable. 

“It’s an ideal state, Wisconsin, nice state, and they need to not should put up with what they went by means of,” Trump mentioned. “So the Nationwide Guard has finished a implausible job.”

Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son, is pushing the narrative that Rittenhouse was solely making an attempt to safeguard the neighborhood. He retweeted a publish on Friday claiming that the teenager had traveled to Kenosha to “defend companies and provide medical help to individuals, even the rioters” ― despite the fact that there’s no proof he supplied “medical help” to anybody.

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