Trump Defends Kenosha Killer: He Was Trying To Get Away, He Fell And They “Very Violently Attacked Him”

CBS News reports:

President Trump on Monday declined to denounce suspected vigilante shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who has been arrested and accused of killing two people during the protests in Wisconsin. Instead, the president said at a news conference Monday that Rittenhouse “probably would have been killed” if he didn’t fire his gun. Rittenhouse, who is also alleged to be a supporter of the president, is awaiting murder charges.

“We’re looking at all of it,” Mr. Trump said, when he was asked by a reporter if he would condemn the violence allegedly caused by Rittenhouse. “That was an interesting situation. You saw the same tape as I saw. He was trying to get away from them, I guess, looks like. And he fell and then they very violently attacked him. And it was something that we’re looking at right now, and it’s under investigation, but I guess he was in very big trouble. He probably would have been killed. It’s under investigation.”