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Who is Ann Coulter and why did she say she wants Kyle Rittenhouse as ‘my president’?

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CONSERVATIVE political commentator Ann Coulter made headlines this week when she tweeted that she wanted Kyle Rittenhouse as her president.

Her comment drew intense backlash because Rittenhouse is the suspect in a Tuesday night shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in which two people were killed and a third was seriously injured. 

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Ann Coulter is a conservative political commentator with a large following[/caption]

Here is more on Coulter and her controversial tweet.

Who is Ann Coulter? 

Coulter is a right-wing media pundit with more than 2.2 million Twitter followers.

She is also an author with 13 best-selling political books.

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Ann Coulter, the author of more than a dozen best-selling books, speaks with Jay Leno[/caption]

Coulter endorsed Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican Party presidential primaries but has since turned on the president.

She adamantly pushed for Trump to be impeachment and criticized his immigration politics and lack of progress on his promised border wall.

Why did she say she wants Kyle Rittenhouse as ‘my president’? 

On Wednesday afternoon, Coulter quote-tweeted a post by Anntensity, a fan Twitter account with more than 19,000 followers, stating, “I want Kyle Rittenhouse as my bodyguard.”

Coulter added her own comment in the tweet: “I want him as my president.”

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Twitter removed Coulter’s tweet on Kyle Rittenhouse and her desire that he be president[/caption]

Twitter removed Coulter’s tweet for violating its rules.

Coulter has criticized the Kenosha protests and blamed liberals for violence on the streets.

It was not the first time Coulter has defended someone against popular opinion.

Who is Kyle Rittenhouse? 

Rittenhouse, 17, is from Antioch, a village in Illinois.

He was captured on video shortly after a fatal shooting in Kenosha, on the third night of unrest over police shooting Black man Jacob Blake.

The video showed Rittenhouse holding a semi-automatic rifle and he appeared to say he “just killed somebody” while running from a man who was shot fatally in the head. 

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Kyle Rittenhouse is a 17-year-old from Illinois and suspect in a fatal shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin[/caption]

In social media posts, Rittenhouse appeared to be a strong supporter of Trump.

He posted a video of himself in January in the front row of Trump rally.

Has he been arrested? 

Rittenhouse was arrested in Lake County, Illinois, on Wednesday.

He was charged with first-degree intentional homicide, according to an Antioch Police press release.

Rittenhouse is slated for an extradition hearing on Friday.

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Protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, over the death of Jacob Blake[/caption]

Who are the two victims who died in the shooting?


Police have not disclosed the names of the two shooting victims.

They have indicated that one of the victims is a 26-year-old from Silver Lake, Wisconsin, and the the other is a 36-year-old from Kenosha.

The seriously injured person is 26-year-old Gaige Grosskreutz, from West Allis, Wisconsin. 

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