NPR Tweeted That Trump Claimed Kyle Acted in Self-Defense “Without Evidence”

“Without evidence” is not intended to be a factual claim indicating that the evidence doesn’t exist.

It’s just a kind of catchphrase that’s tacked on after Donald Trump is quoted.

Fox News:

NPR was strongly criticized Tuesday after it claimed that President Trump had “no evidence” that Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who shot three protesters in Kenosha, Wis. last week, acted out of self-defense.

“You saw the same tape as I saw,” Trump said during a White House press briefing on Monday. “He was trying to get away from them, I guess, it looks like. And he fell, and then they very violently attacked him, and it was something that we’re looking at right now, and it’s under investigation, but I guess he was in very big trouble. He probably would have been killed but it’s under investigation.”

NPR responded on Tuesday by tweeting: “President Trump declined to condemn the actions of the suspected 17-year-old shooter of 3 [sic] protesters against police brutality in Kenosha — claiming, without evidence, that it appeared the gunman was acting in self-defense.”

Obviously, the footage shows definitively that Kyle was acting in self-defense, and the footage, typically, would be considered “evidence.”

Did you know that NPR is taxpayer-funded?

Does that make sense?

Kyle spoke from county jail this week.

He’s in good spirits.