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Trump considers visiting riot-torn Kenosha, says he's looking into 17yo shooter's case 'very carefully'

Trump considers visiting riot-torn Kenosha, says he's looking into 17yo shooter's case 'very carefully'
President Donald Trump has said that he will "probably" take a trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin, the city beset by deadly riots in the aftermath of a black man being shot in the back seven times by police last week.

"Probably so," Trump told the media on Saturday, when asked whether he would consider visiting Kenosha, which has been at the center of both national and international media attention due to the wave of protests that have spiraled into violence, looting and arson in the aftermath of the Jacob Blake shooting last Sunday.

Also on rt.com ‘Clear case of self-defense’: Pundits argue video evidence exonerates 17-year-old charged with Kenosha killings

While Trump has decried violent protests in Kenosha, he has yet to weigh in on the police shooting of Blake, who was reportedly paralyzed from the waist down in the incident. Nor has he offered an opinion on the case against Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, who was charged on Thursday with first-degree murder and attempted homicide for shooting two protesters to death and injuring a third during a street confrontation.

Trump has promised to issue a comment about the teen’s case within the next few days once the investigation is complete.

Well, you know, that's under investigation right now and they'll be reporting back to me over the next 24 hours, 48 hours maybe, max, and we'll have a comment about it. Right now we're looking at it very, very carefully

Supporters have said Rittenhouse acted in self-defense while being attacked by protesters, while critics have painted the teen vigilante as a cold-blooded murderer, with some such as left-wing Twitter ‘pundit’ Rob Gill going so far as to call for mob justice if the teenager is acquitted.

Also on rt.com Leftist Twitter pundit says MOB JUSTICE ‘will be served’ for 17-year-old Kenosha shooter if court fails to convict

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