Thank you, President Trump. We all saw the videos (compilation here) and agree.
Referring to cell phone video of the incident, Trump told reporters on Monday that Rittenhouse was "trying to get away from them, I guess, it looks like" and said that protesters "violently attacked him." Trump repeatedly noted the shooting remained under investigation but also appeared to lean into Rittenhouse's self-defense argument.
Rittenhouse has been charged with five felonies and a misdemeanor after shooting three people Tuesday, two of them fatally. Rittenhouse was acting as self-appointed security against rioting and considered himself a militia member, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
"I guess he was in very big trouble," Trump said of Rittenhouse. "He would have been, he probably would have been killed. But it's under – it's under investigation."
Please note that the surviving man (Gaige) that was shot in the bicep (armed with a pistol) was not a witness to the first shooting incident and joined in with a mob to chase him down. Gaige conversed with Ritttenhouse, who said he was going to notify police that he shot someone. Kyle presented no threat to Gaige, nor to the mob chasing him. Please watch and most importantly, listen:
The person recording is this guy (Gaige):
Gaige attempted to fake surrender when he approached Kyle, who tripped while being chased and was on the ground:
He then moved to his side in a flanking manner and began to ready his pistol:
Please see link in first paragraph for all the videos, which includes the first shooting (Kyle shooting the first person), and then what happened after Kyle tripped.
Rittenhouse’s Attorney in Tucker Carlson that aired tonight: