WATCH: CNN Gives Hero’s Welcome To Rioter Who Got His Arm Shot Off While Pointing Gun At Kyle Rittenhouse

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CNN rolled out the red carpet and portrayed a rioter, who was caught on camera pointing a gun at Kyle Rittenhouse, as a hero.

Gaige Grosskreutz, the 22-year-old Kenosha rioter who had his arm partially blown off by Kyle Rittenhouse after he aggressively rushed at the 17-year-old and pointed a pistol at the child’s head, cried victim on CNN.

Grosskreutz had a gun in his hand when he ran up to Rittenhouse, so in self defense, the 17-year-old discharged his weapon, blew off part of Grosskreutz’s arm, saving his own life.

“So the kid shot Gaige as he drew his weapon and Gaige retreated with his gun in hand. I just talked to Gaige Grosskreutz too his only regret was not killing the kid and hesitating to pull the gun before emptying the entire mag into him. Coward,” a friend of Grosskreutz wrote in a chat.

“I was shot point blank with a .223 round from the shooter,” Grosskreutz said. “And I am now missing 90% of my bicep. This has not been easy emotionally, physically. I’m in constant pain, like excruciating pain that just doesn’t go away — both in my arm, in my heart.”

Grosskreutz told CNN that he is not a felon and that he has a license to carry his firearm.

“I’m not a felon,” he said. “I have my concealed carry, I’ve had it for years. That was my gun. My firearm. I had a legal right to possess it and to possess it concealed.”

“None of it is true, of what people have been saying as far as their assumptions toward me, at least,” he said. “I’m not an Antifa terrorist organizer. I am a 22-year-old male. I go to school. And yeah, I exercise my First Amendment right to peacefully protest.”

Grosskreutz argued that he never even used his gun that night.

“I’m going through a tough day but like I said, I’m a strong person,” Grosskreutz told CNN crying. “But everybody’s hurting from this in one way or another. I walked away with my life that night but two people didn’t.”

Here is close up video of Rittenhouse shooting Grosskreutz in the arm — notice Grosskreutz is carrying a hand gun.

Rittenhouse was about to get a bullet to the head, but he acted quickly and shot Grosskreutz in self defense.

Watch (Graphic):

Grosskreutz begged for a medic after his upper arm was partially blown off by Rittenhouse.

Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested, charged with 6 counts, including one count of intentional homicide and is currently being detained while Gaige Grosskreutz is free to roam and continue to stir up mayhem:

Watch the full CNN interview below:

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