Trump rips 'rough cookie' Darrell Brooks, says 'good news' is that Waukesha suspect hated him
Donald Trump praised Kyle Rittenhouse following his court hearing in Kenosha and slammed Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks
Donald Trump recently praised Kyle Rittenhouse following his court hearing in Kenosha and slammed Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks for calling the former president a "real profesh criminal". "He was out on bail and he was a rough cookie," Trump told Sean Hannity on the Fox News host's show.
"Good news is that he hated Trump," he added, calling Brooks "a bad guy who was out on bail." "Based on early reporting, he should not have been out," Trump continued, referring to the $1,000 cash bail that was posted for Brooks on November 11. The bail was posted after Brooks was accused of punching a woman and running her over with an SUV. Trump said it was "a very low bail."
Darrell Brooks, the suspect in the Waukesha tragedy, was charged with intentional homicide for mowing down six people by speeding his SUV through a Christmas parade. Brooks, 39, was given $5 million bail at his first court hearing on Tuesday, November 23. While accepting the prosecution’s $5 million bail request, Waukesha County Court Commissioner Kevin Costello, a 40-year veteran of the criminal justice system, said, "I’ve not seen anything like this in my very long career." Several witnesses have now come forward and described the horror that unfolded on Sunday night, November 21, when the driver plowed into several marchers at a Wisconsin Christmas parade.
Darrell Brooks could be heard crying during the court proceedings on Tuesday, November 23, as he leaned over with his lawyer resting a hand on the suspect's back. Brooks has a very lengthy criminal history, including domestic abuse charges. He also reportedly wrote an anti-Donald Trump rap and declared "f**k the pigs" in songs posted online. Brooks, who performs under the name MathBoi Fly, allegedly shared songs about killing on his SoundCloud pages and YouTube channel.
Videos of the horrific incident, which are viral on social media, show a red Ford Escape smashing through white barricades before racing down the road towards a high school marching band. The car drove right through the parade as screams filled the air, running over people and driving away as the crowd scattered. “As we were walking back in between the buildings that we saw an SUV crossover just put the pedal to the metal and just zooming full speed along the parade route,” alderman Angelito Tenorio, who had just finished marching, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “And then we heard a loud bang, and just deafening cries and screams from people who are who are struck by the vehicle. And then, and then we saw people running away or stopping crying, and there, there are people on the ground who looked like they'd been hit by the vehicle.”