Trump Defends Supporter Charged With Murder

“He probably would have been killed.” That’s how President Donald Trump characterized the incident last week when 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse shot two anti-racism protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse was charged with first-degree murder, but will argue he acted in self-defense. Today Trump plans to visit Kenosha, despite pleas from Wisconsin’s governor that it will “hinder our healing,” but he won’t meet with the family of Jacob Blake, who was shot seven times in the back by police, sparking the recent protests. The key battleground state is currently swinging toward challenger Joe Biden — who said Monday that Trump is “rooting for chaos and violence.”

Sources: WSJ (sub)PoliticoReutersCNN

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