Wait, what?

Courtesy of NBC News

Federal law enforcement officials were directed to make public comments sympathetic to Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager charged with fatally shooting two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, according to internal Department of Homeland Security talking points obtained by NBC News.

In preparing Homeland Security officials for questions about Rittenhouse from the media, the document suggests that they note that he “took his rifle to the scene of the rioting to help defend small business owners.”

Another set of talking points distributed to Homeland Security officials said the media were incorrectly labeling the group Patriot Prayer as racists after clashes erupted between the group and protesters in Portland, Oregon.

It is unclear whether any of the talking points originated at the White House or within Homeland Security’s own press office.

This is absolutely unbelievable. 

The young man went to a place, where he had no business, armed with a military-style assault weapon, and shot three peaceful protesters, killing two, and law enforcement was directed to support his decisions? 

To be clear if Rittenhouse had been a black teenager his family would be making funeral arrangements for him right now, and law enforcement would be calling him a terrorist.