President Donald Trump suggested Monday that a man arrested for killing two people during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, should have acted in self-defense last week, and while criticizing the killing of one of his supporters in Portland, Oregon over the weekend, is still under investigation.
Trump said in the video of the Kenosha incident, accused shooter Kyle Rittenhaus showed “he was trying to get away from the protesters, but” he fell and then they attacked him very badly. “
“It was something we’re seeing right now, and it was under investigation,” he said. “It simply came to our notice then. He was probably killed. It is under investigation. ”
In an interview with ABC “This Week” on Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said investigators were looking for a video from Kenosha that showed Wrighthouse tying his rifle to his chest and hand as police were calling him out.
Wolff did not comment on the difference in a white man’s weapon to get a pass from police, but said state and local authorities need to do more.
Reitenhaus, who has expressed support for Trump on social media, has been accused of attempted murder in the August 25 incident.
Trump criticized the shooting of an Oregon man during a demonstration in Portland on Saturday before defending the Wrighthouse. Aaron J. Danielson, 39, of Portland. Trump supporters were shot in the chest as they drove a truck into a suburb of Portland in a convoy of cars to confront protesters protesting police brutality. People in the caravan were pictured spraying paint-ball gunfire and substance on protesters from their trucks.
Trump called the truck convoy a “peaceful protest.”
“And color is a protective measure,” he said. “Paints are not bullets.”
“Your supporters, and they are really your supporters, shot a young gentleman – and shot him, not paint him,” he told a CNN reporter. “And I think it’s insulting – these people, they protested peacefully. They entered very peacefully. ”
Portland police have not announced any suspects in the shooting. They say the killings are under investigation and are seeking public help.
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