Donald Trump Jr. On Accused Kenosha Killer: We All Do Stupid Things At 17
The president’s eldest son said in a recent interview with Extra that “we all do stupid things at 17” when he was asked about the 17-year-old accused of killing two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
When asked in an interview with the TV show Extra about the deadly shootings in Kenosha in which 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse has been accused of killing two protesters and wounding a third, Donald Trump Jr. said, “we’re waiting for due process,” and he lamented the tragedy of a “young kid” putting himself in a volatile situation while armed with a deadly weapon, saying, “We all do stupid things at 17.”
Trump said, “We're waiting for due process. We're not jumping to a conclusion… If I put myself in Kyle Rittenhouse['s shoes], maybe I shouldn't have been there. He's a young kid. I don't want young kids running around the streets with AR-15s… Maybe I wouldn't have put myself in that situation — who knows...? We all do stupid things at 17.”
When [host Rachel] Lindsay responded “It's a little beyond stupid," Trump replied, “Really stupid — fine. But we all have to let due process play out and let due process take its course.”