After being asked all weekend to condemn Kyle Rittenhouse for killing two Black Lives Matter protestors last week during a demonstration in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Donald Trump decided to defend the 17-year-old.
During Monday’s press briefing, Trump was pressed by CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins if he would denounce his own supporters who have engaged in violence while clashing with Black Lives Matter protests.
Trump first claimed that right-wingers are not violent. That’s when Collins reminded Trump of Rittenhouse.
Instead of condemning Rittenhouse, Trump painted him as a victim.
“That was an interesting situation,” said Trump. “He was trying to get away from them … and then they very violently attacked him.” Trump added that “He probably would’ve been killed,” but that “it’s under investigation.”
Take a look at Trump’s remarks in the video clip below: