Donald Trump Jr. sounded like his dad when he put himself in the shoes of Kyle Rittenhouse — a teen charge of eliminate two people — in an appearance on Extra that aired Tuesday, saying, “We all do stupid things at 17.” Speaking with host Rachel Lindsay Abasolo, President Donald Trump’s eldest son spoke about BLM, unrest and Rittenhouse, who is charged with eliminate two men at a Wisconsin demonstration last month.
Rittenhouse — who had traveled to the resistance from a nearby part of Illinois to, in his words, protect businesses and “run into way” — has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide and other offense in the Aug.
25 strike, which left two people depart and one other person wound. Video and news reports show the alternation unfolded chaotically. Rittenhouse’s attorney has said it was self-defense while he was being assail by others.
Reviewer say Rittenhouse was the provocateur and that his behavior and the fact that he was armed with an-style rifle were the basis of any hazard. The two men who depart — Anthony Huber, 26, and 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum — were in the area of the resistance, held in response to the cop strike of Jacob Blake, a Black man strike seven times in his back by cop in front of his three children.
“If I put myself in Kyle Rittenhouse[‘s shoes], maybe I shouldn’t have been there — he’s a young kid, I don’t want 17-year-olds running around the street with AR-15s — maybe I wouldn’t have put myself in that situation, who knows,” Don Jr. said on Extra. “But we all do stupid things at 17.” When Lindsay Abasolo pointed out that it was “a little bit beyond stupid,” Trump Jr.
concurred, adding, “Really stupid, fine, but we all have to let that process play out and let due process take its course.”
Trump Jr.’s words echoed those of his father, the president, who denounced strike but demurred on Rittenhouse, recently telling reporters the charge strike was “charge” and calling it “an interesting situation” that was “under investigation.” In his Extra interview, Trump Jr. also touched on and BLM in general, saying that he “agreed” with the sentiment behind the movement and that the tagline is “a very good marketing message,” but he doesn’t agree with the sentiment behind the message.
This Article Was Originally Published On people.com (10 Sep 2020)