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Trump is Already Milking the Rittenhouse Verdict For Fundraising and It’s Really Gross

Because why wouldn't he?

In a predictably gross move, Donald Trump has already been sending out emails asking for money, and using the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict as an excuse. He’ll raise money from anything that appeals to his supporters, but this just seems particularly disgusting.

Trump had already put out a statement congratulating Rittenhouse on his outcome:

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!

Most disagree with the results of the case, but it was not unexpected. The behavior of Judge Bruce Schroeder during the trial seemed like a pretty good indicator that even if the jury had been sympathetic to the prosecution, he would have injected his opinion in a way that would affect the outcome.

But Trump’s fundraising email was even more disgusting than his initial display of support for Rittenhouse. He even managed to slip in one of his favorite phrases regarding the trial, “witch hunt.” He followed it with all of the typical right-wing talking points when it’s a white person accused of something, including calling the adult Rittenhouse a child.

And then he went political with it:

This trial was nothing more than a WITCH HUNT from the Radical Left. They want to PUNISH law-abiding citizens, including a CHILD, like Kyle Rittenhouse, for doing nothing more than following the LAW.

Biden and his cronies are trying to DESTROY all the great progress we made under President Trump’s administration, but TODAY, THIS CASE has shown them that America is a Nation of LAW AND ORDER.

Let us be clear, Friend, we cannot allow the Democrats to RUIN all of our great progress. That’s why President Trump is calling on YOU to step up and STAND WITH US.

President Trump wants a list of EVERY Patriot who contributes to this email in the NEXT HOUR.

Please contribute ANY AMOUNT IMMEDIATELY to fight for America and to get on the Donor List we give President Trump.

Nothing in there about the “law and order” he called for back when liberal protesters were irritating him and he suggested ten-year prison sentences — and the worst that anyone involved in the January 6 siege has been sentenced to has been less than five.

This isn’t new, but it sure is sickening.

Andrew Simpson
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