When it comes to saying controversial things and putting forward thoughts that are, more often than not, heavily panned, President Donald Trump has always been the winner.

But looks like his son, Donald Trump Jr. is competing for this particular “milestone” with his father. In a recent televised appearance when he was asked about Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen accused of killing two people, Trump Jr. wrote it off as “we all do stupid things at 17.”

In his chat with host, Rachel Lindsay Abasolo on ExtraTV, President Donald Trump's eldest son shared his thoughts on the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement and the racial unrest that engulfed the entire nation. The conversation then veered towards the case of Rittenhouse, who is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and other crimes when he shot and killed two men at a Wisconsin protest in August 2020. He was seen walking armed with a rifle at the protest.

When Rittenhouse was questioned regarding his motive, he claimed that he wanted to protect businesses when he ran into “harm's way.” His attorney has claimed that the action Rittenhouse took was in self-defence as he was attacked at the protest. But many have stressed that it was Rittenhouse who provoked otherwise and the fact that he attended the protest armed with an assault-style rifle nullifies any possibility of him being an innocent.

"If I put myself in Kyle Rittenhouse['s shoes], maybe I shouldn't have been there — he's a young kid, I don't want 17-year-olds running around the street with AR-15s — maybe I wouldn't have put myself in that situation, who knows," Donald Trump Jr. said on Extra. "But we all do stupid things at 17."

As pointed out by the host, what Rittenhouse did was "a little bit beyond stupid" to which Trump replied: "Really stupid, fine, but we all have to let that process play out and let due process take its course."

His words mirror his father’s statement when he addressed the violent protests and defended Rittenhouse, by telling reporters that he was "violently attacked" by the protestors. He had even called the matter "an interesting situation" that was "under investigation."

Donald Trump Jr. Donald Trump, Jr. (L) and former U.S. President Bill Clinton greet each other before the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. Getty Images