Kyle Rittenhouse has been in the headline for a long time because of the case surrounding him.
17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse back in August 2020 was involved in a homicide that cost the lives of two people.
He drove from his home in Antioch, Illinois to the city of Kenosha Wisconsin to protect businesses amidst rioting following the shooting of a black man, Jacob Blake, by the police.
On that fateful night, Rittenhouse shot three people and two died. It was an event that shook the world and many have a lot to tell the teenager.
This year’s hottest new Republican accessory is Kyle Rittenhouse, who went out and killed two people in the street.— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) November 24, 2021
They’re literally fighting over who gets to stand next to him.
He’s facing charges of first-degree reckless homicide and first-degree intentional homicide and his defense is centered around self-defense.
Rittenhouse stands for the right for people to defend themselves in critical times with a measure in hand, to save one’s life first no matter the repercussions of his actions.
Others see him as the teenager who took the role of a vigilante.
The US seems to have split following his case. A poll conducted showed that’s two-third of the people want him acquitted while a three-quarter of the republicans believe he should be convicted.
This year’s hottest new Republican accessory is Kyle Rittenhouse, who went out and killed two people in the street.
They’re fighting over who gets to stand next to him.
— Jared Yates Sexton
Rittenhouse last week was found not guilty of all the charges and the joy of those who were backing him knew no bounds.
The teenager broke down in tears when he heard the verdict and went on to. appear in an interview with right-wing host Tucker Carlson, wherein he painted himself as a victim.
It wasn’t Kyle Rittenhouse on trial in Wisconsin; it was the right of self-defense on trial” Rittenhouse told Tucker.
He later added: “I believe there needs to change.
“I believe there’s a lot of prosecutorial misconduct — not just in my case, but in other cases. And it’s just amazing to see how much a prosecutor can take advantage of somebody. If they did this to me, imagine what they could have done to a person of color who doesn’t maybe have the resources I do or isn’t widely publicized, like my case.”
TRUMP MET WITH RITTENHOUSE.— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 24, 2021
The internet isn’t ready for this. pic.twitter.com/hV5SWkEv0B
Seems like Trump has always followed the case from the beginning.
“He was trying to get away from them, I guess, it looks like,” then-President Trump said six days after the shooting in 2020.
“I guess he was in very big trouble. He probably would have been killed.”
Kyle Rittenhouse went on to meet Trump at the Mar-a-Lago resort.
Trump has a lot to say about him while talking to Fox News about his meeting with Rittenhouse.
What tears????? I didn’t see one. Man knock it off! That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court. 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/LKwYssIUmD— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 11, 2021
“Kyle, I got to know him a little bit. He called.
“He wanted to know if he could come over and say hello because he was a fan, unlike the other guy.”
He went on to describe him as a nice young man.