Donald Trump Jr. deferred passing judgment on Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse, but he acknowledged that everybody does “stupid things” when they are as old as the accused teen.
“We’re waiting for due process. We’re not jumping to a conclusion,” President Trump’s eldest son and namesake said during an interview aired Tuesday on the entertainment television show “Extra.”
“I don’t want 17-year-olds kids running around the streets with AR-15s. Maybe I wouldn’t have put myself in that situation, who knows? But we all do stupid things at 17,” Mr. Trump Jr. added.
Rachel Lindsay, the host of “Extra,” interjected to say Mr. Rittenhouse has been accused of behavior “a little beyond stupid.”
“Really stupid, fine,” conceded Mr. Trump Jr. “But we all have to let due process play out and let due process take its course.”
Mr. Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Ill., is accused of fatally shooting two people and injuring another on the evening of Aug. 25 in nearby Kenosha,