Former President Donald Trump commented on the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse Tuesday on “Hannity” after meeting with the teen in Mar-A-Lago. 

Trump mentioned Rittenhouse was subjected to “prosecutorial misconduct.” 

“[Rittenhouse] should not have had to suffer through a trial for that. He was going to be dead if he didn’t pull that trigger that guy that put the gun to his head in one-quarter of a second he was going to pull the trigger. Kyle would have been dead,” Trump mentioned. 

Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger holds Kyle Rittenhouse's gun as he gives the state's closing argument in Kyle Rittenhouse's trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.  Rittenhouse is accused of killing two people and wounding a third during a protest over police brutality in Kenosha, last year.  (Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP, Pool)

Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger holds Kyle Rittenhouse’s gun as he provides the state’s closing argument in Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial on the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.  Rittenhouse is accused of killing two folks and wounding a 3rd throughout a protest over police brutality in Kenosha, final yr.  (Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News through AP, Pool)
(Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News through AP, Pool)

Rittenhouse shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, throughout the August 2020 protests and riots in Kenosha that erupted after police shot Jacob Blake, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. The third particular person Rittenhouse shot, Gaige Grosskreutz, survived and testified throughout the trial. 

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“He’s a really good young guy … just left Mar-a-Lago a little while ago, and he should never have been put through that. That was prosecutorial misconduct, and it’s happening all over the United States right now with the Democrats.”

The choose admonished the prosecution on a number of events, together with for elevating the truth that Rittenhouse selected to stay silent after he was charged. The Fifth Amendment protects these accused of crimes from incriminating themselves – they don’t have to disclose any info to police, prosecution, or a choose.

After days of deliberations, the jury returned with “not guilty” verdicts for every cost. 

“I was an innocent 17-year-old who was violently attacked and defended myself,” Rittenhouse mentioned on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Monday. “I feel my life has been extremely defamed … I don’t think I would be able to go out and get a job and not have to deal with harassment. But I’m at a place now … where I have to have people with me because people want to kill me just because I defended myself – and they’re too ignorant to look at the facts of what happened …I see some of the threats. Some of the things people say it’s absolutely sickening.”

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Kyle Rittenhouse testifies during cross examination in his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two people and wounding a third during a protest over police brutality in Kenosha, last year. (Mark Hertzberg /Pool Photo via AP)

Kyle Rittenhouse testifies throughout cross examination in his trial on the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two folks and wounding a 3rd throughout a protest over police brutality in Kenosha, final yr. (Mark Hertzberg /Pool Photo through AP)
(Mark Hertzberg /Pool Photo through AP)

The media’s protection of the trial has come beneath fireplace for getting info distorted together with the falsehood that Rittenhouse introduced the rifle throughout state traces. Some retailers have corrected their reporting.

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The former president slammed the media and reaffirmed that they’re the “enemy of the people.” He cited their protection of the debunked Steele file as certainly one of many examples of “fake news.” 

“They are the enemy of the people and we could have a country that would be able to heal and get together, except the media foments it. They’re so corrupt. The fake news [media], but it’s really the corrupt news. It’s corrupt what they do,” he mentioned. “I had to devote a lot of time to fake investigations.” 

“People have gotten wise to it … and it’s just a shame,” he mentioned. 

Trump additionally condemned the assault in Waukesha, Wisconsin, by a “bad cookie.”

As of Tuesday night, police mentioned six victims have been killed and 62 have been injured in the Sunday afternoon assault when a crimson SUV plowed into the parade. Police charged Darrell Brooks, 39, with a number of counts of intentional murder

WAUKESHA, WI - NOVEMBER 22: Police clear debris left following a driver plowing into the Christmas parade on Main Street in downtown November 22, 2021 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Five people were left dead after a person driving an S.U.V. entered the parade route and proceeded to strike dozens of people. (Photo by Jim Vondruska/Getty Images)

WAUKESHA, WI – NOVEMBER 22: Police clear particles left following a driver plowing into the Christmas parade on Main Street in downtown November 22, 2021 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Five folks have been left useless after an individual driving an S.U.V. entered the parade route and proceeded to strike dozens of individuals. (Photo by Jim Vondruska/Getty Images)
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“He was out on bail and he was a rough cookie,” Trump mentioned. “This guy was crazy and a real professional criminal and a bad guy. And the good news is he hated Trump, OK? He hated Trump – based on early reporting – and he should.”

In the times earlier than the assault, Brooks allegedly punched a girl in the face and ran her over with his automobile, based on police paperwork. The girl had tire marks on her pants, the report mentioned. Brooks was charged in this incident after which posted $1,000 bail. 

“He should not have been out. He should have never,” Trump mentioned. 

“Can you imagine? I looked at that car going in … I’ve never seen anything like it … . All because of a bad guy. And he was out on bail, very low bail. Just a terrible, terrible situation. I mean, just terrible.”