Thursday, August 27, 2020
The teenage vigilante killer arrested for the murder of two protesters and the wounding of a third in Kenosha, Kyle Rittenhouse, was a violent cop wannabe whose goal in life was to hide behind a badge in order to maim and murder people he hated. Following his arrest on first degree murder charges, some journalists have been looking into the young psychopath's social media accounts, and BuzzFeed News came up with this gem. It's a screen grab of Rittenhouse in the front row of a Trump rally in Des Moines, IA on January 30.
(Rittenhouse is circled; click to enlarge)
Rittenhouse and the others in the large crowd were absorbing Trump's rants about "radical Socialist Democrats," "Pocahontas," "fake news," and working with China on the coronavirus (his "friends" then).
Trump has been the instigator of violence dozens of times before. While this rally was months before the killing of George Floyd and the surge in police violence and the Black Lives Matter protests it engendered, it's an example of the people drawn to the reckless, white supremacist demagogue in the Oval Office who's addicted to power and authoritarianism, who has followers ready to grab their guns.