The legal team for militia member Kyle Rittenhouse, the man charged with shooting to death two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August, referred to him an “American patriot” in a video outlining their defense.
Trump repeatedly claimed that his supporters were peaceful as he blamed Democrats for violence in cities that he is encouraging.
Joe Biden will accuse Donald Trump of fomenting violence in a speech on Monday addressing ongoing protests in cities across the country and tackling the President’s “law and order” rhetoric.
Protests have continued unabated in Wisconsin since Jacob Blake, a Black man, was shot by police officers, reinvigorating demonstrations against racial injustice and police brutality that kicked off at the beginning of the summer following the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota.
Donald Trump suggested on Monday that he had saved Kenosha, Wisconsin from being destroyed because of his insistence that the National Guard be deployed to the city.
The President took to Twitter to make the extraordinary claim as he prepares to visit on Tuesday, despite the Governor of Wisconsin asking him not to do so.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D-WI) urged Trump not to come to Kenosha because his visit would hinder the healing of the community.
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss made a joke about it last week when emceeing the Democratic National Convention last week. “If we all vote, there is nothing Facebook, Fox News and Vladimir Putin can do to stop us,” she said.
President Donald Trump praised the National Guard for ending violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the site of heavy protests after Jacob Blake was shot and partially paralyzed by police officers. Violence broke out after 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed two protesters.
The Wisconsin sheriff who has led the response to protests following the shooting of Jacob Blake once said that some African American suspects should be locked away forever.
Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth made the remarks back in 2018 about five suspects in a shoplifting case who led police on a high speed chase. According to various reports, the suspects were Black and one was a minor.
On Sunday, a Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer shot a man named Jacob Blake 7 times. Since that moment, protests have erupted throughout the Midwestern town.
On Tuesday night, a 17 year-old armed with an assault rifle shot 2 protesters to death and injured one more. The shooter, now identified as Kyle Rittenhouse, was arrested in Illinois on Wednesday.