“Sign the card in support of Kyle,” Trump urged just hours after Rittenhouse, 18, was found not guilty on all charges relating to his shooting of three people, and killing of two, during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year, when he was armed with an AR-style semiautomatic weapon.
“Americans have a fundamental right to defend themselves, and to keep and bear arms,” Trump added, copying the text on the GOA’s website. “The verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial is a recognition of those rights.”
He later deleted the post, below:
Critics called the GOA out over the stunt and Trump for endorsing it: