Just minutes after news of Rittenhouse’s arrest hit the web, President Trump tweeted that he had “just gotten off the phone” with governor Evers, who had finally agreed to accept federal help.
“We will NOT stand for looting, arson, violence, and lawlessness on American streets. My team just got off the phone with Governor Evers who agreed to accept federal assistance (Portland should do the same!)…TODAY, I will be sending federal law enforcement and the National Guard to Kenosha, WI to restore LAW and ORDER!”
…TODAY, I will be sending federal law enforcement and the National Guard to Kenosha, WI to restore LAW and ORDER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 26, 2020
According to RT, some have tried to tie Rittenhouse to the “Boogaloo Movement” a group of alleged “white supremacists” trying to start a new American civil war. So far, there appears to be no evidence that he was affiliated with the movement, and in an interview which we shared below, but which has since gone viral, a man who appears to be the teenaged Rittenhouse can be heard saying he was there to protect property, not because of any militia affiliation.
VIDEO: The alleged #Kenosha shooter was interviewed earlier in the night who stated he was there to protect property & was carrying live ammunition in his firearm. #KenoshaRiot#KenoshaUprising#KenoshaProtests#KenoshaShooting#KenoshaPolicepic.twitter.com/UJdBV5Uol4 https://t.co/MTrDMN086J
— Saint Patrick, CSP, CRME. (@tuanstpatrick) August 26, 2020