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Ann Coulter warns Kyle Rittenhouse that Trump is trying to ‘grift off him’

In the wake of Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal on charges related to the two people he killed and the third one he wounded during riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year, the now-18-year-old Rittenhouse met with former President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida on Monday.

Speaking to Fox News, Trump called Rittenhouse a “really a nice young man.”

“Kyle I got to know him a little bit. He called,” Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity. “He wanted to know if he could come over and say hello because he was a fan.”

“He should never have been put through that,” Trump said of Rittenhouse. “That was prosecutorial misconduct, and it’s happening all over the United States right now with the Democrats.”

Responding to the news the Rittenhouse’s meeting with Trump, conservative commentator and former Trump supporter Ann Coulter had a warning for the teenager.

“Rittenhouse should be careful about all the people trying to grift off him,” Coulter tweeted this Wednesday.

Coulter has been off the Trump train for a while now, mainly due to what she sees as his failure to live up to his campaign promises.

“In my defense, a lot of journalists would ask me during 2016, when I was promoting [her book] In Trump We Trust, they’d say, ‘Oh he’s not really going to build the wall’ and I’d laugh at them. I’d laugh and say, ‘No the one thing he’s got to do is build the wall.'” Coulter said earlier this month.

“I just couldn’t imagine anyone could be so stupid to run on one thing” and not do it, she said.

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