Trumper Says Kyle Rittenhouse Might Be Needed For Election Day
Jesse Kelly, a Trump-loving commentator, has been subjected to tweet deletion after suggesting that Kyle Rittenhouse should be made available on election day.
Seventeen-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse has been charged with murder in the deaths of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. On Monday, NPR reports, his bail was set at $2 million, during his first court appearance in Wisconsin after being extradited from Illinois. Though his defense argued for lower bail, the high amount was set because of a network of people who are praising the young shooter as a hero, and the possibility that this would make him a flight risk.
Apparently disagreeing with this decision, Jesse Kelly, whose radio show bills him as “the greatest mind of the 21st century,” tweeted a link to a news story about the decision, editorializing to suggest that it would be a bar to Kyle’s availability for election day.
According to DeadState, Kelly, tweeting the day before election day, said, “But what if we need him tomorrow?”
At 17, Kyle Rittenhouse is not yet eligible to help anyone’s cause on election day by casting a ballot. Categorizing the post as a call for violence, Twitter deleted it.
Jesse Kelly has weighed in on the Rittenhouse case on Twitter before, declaring that people hate the teenager not for being a white supremacist, but for being a “blueprint.”
They don’t hate Kyle Rittenhouse because he’s a “white supremacist”. They hate him because he’s a blueprint.
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) September 1, 2020
It’s certainly true that many have expressed concerns that some of Rittenhouse’s vocal supporters could try to emulate him, arming themselves and attending protests, and that the results could be deadly.