Trump called in to the Laura Ingraham show on Friday night to talk about the not guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.
Like many conservatives, Trump felt that the case should never have been tried in the first place but is pleased with the outcome.
Real Clear Politics has a transcript:
Former President Donald Trump weighed in on the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in an interview on Friday with Fox News host Laura Ingraham. Trump said Rittenhouse should have never been prosecuted and called Rittenhouse “brave” for testifying. The former president called him the “poster boy” for self-defense and he would have been killed otherwise.
Trump said “MSDNC” and CNN were “spewing hatred,” are “looking to have problems,” and would “love to have riots all over the place.” Trump added “a lot of people would have been angry” if Rittenhouse was convicted. The former president went on to discuss inflation, President Biden’s performance, and his political future.
“It was a great decision,” Trump said of the verdict. “I was surprised it had to go this far. Somebody should have ended it earlier and frankly, the case should have never been brought. It was prosecutorial misconduct in my opinion and there’s plenty of it going on in this country right now. That was disgraceful.
“If you’re talking about innocence based on self-defense this was the poster boy,” Trump declared. “I think he would have been dead if he waited a quarter of a second when that gun was pointed at his head. That guy was going to pull that trigger. Literally, you’re talking about less than a second. He would have been dead. There would not have been a trial because they probably would not have tried the person who pulled the trigger.”
Watch the video below:
Trump is right about this.
It was clearly a case of self-defense.