President Trump defended the actions of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, saying the 17-year-old ‘probably would have been killed’ by an angry mob if he hadn’t fired at them with the illegal gun he was carrying.
‘He was trying to get away from them I guess, it looks like, and he fell on then they very violently attacked him,’ Trump said in response to a question from DailyMail.com on Monday.
‘It was something that we are looking at right now and it’s under investigation, but I guess he was in very big trouble. He probably would’ve been killed. It’s under investigation,’ he added
This comes just hours after his Democratic rival Joe Biden delivered a speech condemning the violence across American cities and blaming Trump for fanning the flames.
“Fires are burning and we have a president who fans the flames, rather than fighting the flames,” Biden said in his speech in Pittsburgh. “But we must not burn. We have to build. This president long ago forfeited any moral leadership in this country. He can’t stop the violence because for years he’s fomented it.”
President Trump plans to go to Kenosha tomorrow to visit with law enforcement officials in the wake of riots that have erupted after the shooting of Jacob Blake.