Donald Trump has broken his silence on the Kyle Rittenhouse case after the 18-year-old was found not guilty on all charges.
“Congratulations to Kyle Rittenhouse for being found INNOCENT [sic] of all charges,” the 45th President of the United States said a statement. “It’s called being found NOT GUILTY–And by the way, if that’s not self defense, nothing is!”
Later, he issued another email to his supporters, this time as part of a fundraising campaign, again congratulating the teen.
“GREAT NEWS FOR KYLE RITTENHOUSE, who we knew was innocent all along,” he said.
“This trial was nothing more than a WITCH HUNT from the Radical Left. They want to PUNISH law-abiding citizens, including a CHILD, like Kyle Rittenhouse, for doing nothing more than following the LAW.
“Biden and his cronies are trying to DESTROY all the great progress we made under President Trump’s administration, but TODAY, THIS CASE has shown them that America is a Nation of LAW AND ORDER,” he said.
The case created even more divides among the people of the United States, who are already deeply divided. And liberals, including President Joe Biden, did not approve of the verdict.
“I stand by what the jury has concluded. The jury system works and we have to abide by it,” he said to reporters at the White House.
But after some time, he issued an official statement in which he described himself as “angry” at the verdict.
“While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken. I ran on a promise to bring Americans together, because I believe that what unites us is far greater than what divides us. I know that we’re not going to heal our country’s wounds overnight, but I remain steadfast in my commitment to do everything in my power to ensure that every American is treated equally, with fairness and dignity, under the law,” he said.
“I urge everyone to express their views peacefully, consistent with the rule of law. Violence and destruction of property have no place in our democracy. The White House and Federal authorities have been in contact with Governor Evers’s office to prepare for any outcome in this case, and I have spoken with the Governor this afternoon and offered support and any assistance needed to ensure public safety,” he said.
Liberal celebrities were even more furious at the verdict that saw Rittenhouse walk out of court a free man.
“The miscarriage of justice today is enraging. This is white supremacy in action. This is hideous. He murdered people, bragged about it while throwing white power signs in a bar, and then manufactured tears to claim that despite his AR-15 HE was in danger. And he got off. Unreal,” actress Sophia Bush said.
“Elections matter. The lives of Joseph Rosenbaum & Anthony Huber mattered. They should be alive today. Our 1st amendment right to free speech should not cost any of us our lives. And regardless of anybody’s verdict anywhere and at anytime, Black Lives Do Matter. Today. & always,” actress Kerri Washington said on Twitter.
“#kylerittenhouse found not guilty tho we SAW HIM kill two. Fundamentally stupid, I predict he will go on to a big career on #Fox and in #RadicalRightWing circles, which counts as a plus with them. A tragic, tragic day for decent, THINKING, feeling, ethical people everywhere,” singer and actress Bette Midler said.
“Justice denied is a body blow to our national psyche. On trial was not only a killer, but a system that continues to kill. Today that system defeated true justice, once again. But mark these words: We will never stop fighting for what is right and just,” “Star Trek” actor George Takei said.