Trump Jr slammed for sharing pic of his father honoring Kyle Rittenhouse with medal

Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges on Friday, November 19, which divided the US


                            Trump Jr slammed for sharing pic of his father honoring Kyle Rittenhouse with medal
Trump Jr has been criticized for sharing a photoshopped image of his dad giving a medal to Kyle Rittenhouse (Manny Carabel/Getty Images and Instagram/ donaldjtrumpjr)

Donald Trump Jr has attracted negative attention on social media after he shared a photo on his Instagram page that showed his father giving a medal to Kyle Rittenhouse. The picture, which is photoshopped, showed former president Donald Trump honoring the teenager with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The caption of the image read, “2024??? Who knows?”

Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges on Friday, November 19, which divided the US. He was accused of killing two men — Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, Anthony Huber, 26 — and injuring 28-year-old Gaige Grosskreutz after a protest erupted in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on August 25, 2020, after the police shooting of Jacob Blake. But the jury handling the case of the 18-year-old eventually concluded that he acted in self-defense and freed him.

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After Rittenhouse's acquittal, Trump also sent a congratulatory message to him. A tweet shared by Trump's chief spokeswoman, Liz Harrington, stated: “‘Congratulations to Kyle Rittenhouse for being found INNOCENT of all charges. It’s called being found NOT GUILTY—And by the way, if that’s not self defense, nothing is!’ - President Donald J. Trump”.

Demonstrators gather to protest the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse on November 20, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia (Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images)

 



 

 

Meanwhile, Trump Jr’s Instagram post was criticized heavily on Twitter as a user tweeted, “Vote them out vote blue  2022 2024.” Another one wrote, “THIS WORLD IS PASSED WICKED!!!   CHRIST IS COMING BACK SOONER THEN WE THINK!!!   WE NEED TO GET OUR HOUSE IN ORDER!!!!” “Junior Mint is vomit worthy,” the third user added.



 

 



 

 



 

 

A critic commented, “It’s disgusting.,junior is jealous that his dad never gave him that medal..” Another one said, “There are many, many reasons I want to keep Trump out of the WH.  This one hardly rises to make the list.” “And Jr. to receive the Cocaine user of the Decade by the Mexican cartels,” a tweet slamming the 43-year-old read.

Kyle Rittenhouse reacts as he is found not guilty on all counts at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 19, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin (Photo by Sean Krajacic - Pool/Getty Images)

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

However, it’s not just Trump Jr who celebrated the acquittal of Rittenhouse, several on the right went on to portray him as a hero. But the teen’s statement to Fox News host Tucker Carlson confused many conservatives as he said he supports “the BLM”. He told Carlson: “This case has nothing to do with race. It never had anything to do with race. It had to do with the right to self defence. I’m not a racist person. I support the BLM. I support peacefully protesting. ​I believe there needs to be change. I believe there’s a lot of prospect to a misconduct - not just in my case but in a lot of cases.”

But not many were happy with his remarks as a person slamming Rittenhouse tweeted, “I just...can't trust someone who doesn't show remorse for literally murdering people.” Another one commented, “Victim families, please sue the shit out of Kyle Rittenhouse! Sorry for your loss.” “BLM will not appreciate a murderer saying he supports them. I would never want a felon-murderer in my house or to be my friend. I am sure no decent person will have anything to do with Kyle,” a user stated and a tweet read, "Some top tier bullshit, but I guess it's survival for the fittest."



 

 



 

 



 

 

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