Turning Point USA America Fest LIVE – Kyle Rittenhouse ambushed by journalist as Don Trump Jr chants ‘Let’s Go Brandon’

KYLE Rittenhouse was ambushed by a journalist on Monday after Donald Trump Jr got the Turning Point USA crowd to chant "Let’s Go Brandon."

Rittenhouse — who was recently found not guilty on all charges for firing his weapon in Wisconsin, killing two men — was followed by a conservative independent journalist at Turning Point USA's America Fest event in Phoenix.

The journalist, Elad Eliahu, shared footage of the incident to Twitter and explained: "Asked Kyle Rittenhouse why he supports BLM before Turning Point USA security wrapped me up and removed me from the conference."

Prior to Rittenhouse's appearance, Trump Jr bashed Joe Biden at the event and got the crowd to take part in an anti-President Biden "Let's Go Brandon" chant.

The chant, which went viral this year, has been picked up by conservatives to mean "F**k Joe Biden".

Turning Point USA's America Fest is an event for young conservatives. It started Saturday, December 18, and runs until Tuesday, December 21.

Read our Turning Point USA America Fest live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Danielle Cinone

    Has Donald Trump spoken at America Fest?

    Turning Point has organized other events that featured speakers including former President Donald Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence, Jared Kushner, Ambassador Nikki Haley, and more.

    But former President Trump is not scheduled to speak at America Fest this year.

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    Kyle Rittenhouse takes the stage

    The crowd appeared to cheer loudly as Kyle Rittenhouse took the stage.

    He joined a panel with Charlie Kirk, Jack Posobiec, Drew Hernandez, and Elijah Schaffer to talk about his trial.

  • Danielle Cinone

    What did Sarah Palin say?

    Sarah Palin told the Turning Point USA crowd that she will get the Covid jab "over my dead body."

    The former Alaska governor spoke out against the lifesaving Covid jab despite being diagnosed with the virus earlier this year.

    Appearing at Americafest, Palin called on others to “stiffen their spines” and fight back against vaccine mandates.

    “There is an empowerment in a group like this where we can kind of feed off each other,” she said.

  • Danielle Cinone

    Ted Cruz speaks at America Fest

    Ted Cruz shared a video clip of him speaking Monday at the conservative event.

    He tweeted: "The most long-lasting legacy of Joe Biden is going to be a new generation of conservative leaders rising up to pull our country back from the brink!"

  • Danielle Cinone

    Does America Fest have a live feed?

    If any segments of America Fest air live on Tuesday, they will likely be shared or streamed from its Live Feed page on the event’s website.

  • Danielle Cinone

    Did Donald Trump Jr start a chant?

    While speaking at the event, Donald Trump Jr fired up a "Let's Go, Brandon," chant with the crowd.

    The chant, which went viral this year, has been picked up by conservatives to mean "F**k Joe Biden".

    "You know there's another way to say that but I will not…I will not condone that kind of behavior from you fine young individuals," he said.

  • Danielle Cinone

    Turning Point USA America Fest schedule for Tuesday, December 21

    Tuesday morning will kick off with an opening prayer by Pastor Jack Hibbs at 9.30am.

    Brandon Tatum is set to speak for 20 minutes at 9.25am, followed by a "Culture War in the American War Machine."

    Others who are on schedule to make an appearance are Congressman Madison Cawthorne, Charlie Kirk, and Kayleigh McEnany.

  • Danielle Cinone

    What is Turning Point USA?

    According to the Turning Point USA website, “Turning Point USA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2012 by Charlie Kirk.”

    “The organization’s mission is to identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government.”

    “Turning Point USA believes that every young person can be enlightened to true free market values,” the site’s About page reads.

  • Danielle Cinone

    Has Donald Trump spoken at America Fest?

    Turning Point has organized other events that featured speakers including former President Donald Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence, Jared Kushner, Ambassador Nikki Haley, and more.

    But former President Trump is not scheduled to speak at America Fest this year.

  • Danielle Cinone

    Journalist gets Turning Point USA credential revoked

    Elad Eliahu wrote shared a video clip of his encounter with Turning Point USA security on Monday.

    The journalist tweeted: "Asked Kyle Rittenhouse why he supports BLM before Turning Point USA security wrapped me up and removed me from the conference."

    In the footage, security can be heard telling Eliahu his media credential has been revoked.

  • Danielle Cinone

    Rittenhouse says ‘always be humble’

    Speaking with a panel on Monday, Kyle Rittenhouse opened up about his trial experience and said: “Always be humble and look at the positives in life and focus on today and not tomorrow.

    “You can only live one day at a time.”

    He later said that the trial “helped him grow a lot,” according to the New York Post.

    “It’s helped me mature,” Rittenhouse added. My mentors who have been in my life. They’ve helped make me the person I am today, so thank you for them.”

  • Danielle Cinone

    Republicans on ‘Let’s Go, Brandon,’ part two

    Senator Ted Cruz also previosusly chimed in on the “Let’s Go, Brandon” phenomenon during an interview on The Benny Show.

    “It is one of the funniest things I have ever seen,” Cruz said when asked if he saw the video.

    “I didn’t like amplifying the profanity but the clip is surreal like listening to the NBC reporter say ‘look they’re chanting let’s go Brandon,’ it captures everything about fake news all at once.”

  • Danielle Cinone

    Republicans on ‘Let’s Go, Brandon’

    Since the first “Let’s Go, Brandon”video went viral, many prominent members of the Republican Party have poked fun at the phrase on Twitter.

    Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., was present at the Talladegea race and posted a picture of himself holding up a “F*** Joe Biden” flag while in the stands.

    “Great to see real America representing loud and proud @TALLADEGEA today,” Trump Jr. said followed by “Let’s go, Brandon!” with multiple laughing face emojis.

    He then took part in a “Let’s Go, Brandon” chant at Turning Point USA’s America Fest.

  • Danielle Cinone

    ‘Let’s Go, Brandon’ rap song

    On October 15, 2021, Bryson Gray posted a video to Youtube featuring a song he created with Tyson James and Chandler Crump called ‘Let’s Go Brandon.”

    The song quickly went viral and earned Gray the number one spot on iTunes at one point.

    Youtube has since taken down the video, citing “medical misinformation.”

    Gray took to Twitter following the video ban, saying: “YouTube has banned ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ song from YouTube due to ‘medical information.’”

    “What medical misinformation is in the song? Whoa.”

  • Danielle Cinone

    Journalist gets Turning Point USA credential revoked

    Elad Eliahu wrote shared a video clip of his encounter with Turning Point USA security on Monday.

    The journalist tweeted: "Asked Kyle Rittenhouse why he supports BLM before Turning Point USA security wrapped me up and removed me from the conference."

    In the footage, security can be heard telling Eliahu his media credential has been revoked.

  • Danielle Cinone

    Who is Dr Sebastian Gorka?

    Dr Sebastian Gorka is a Hungarian-American military and intelligence analyst.

    He served as a Deputy Assistant to the President in the administration of former President Donald Trump.

    He spoke at America Fest on Monday.

  • Danielle Cinone

    Congresswoman Boebert promotes appearance

    Congresswoman Boebert did a short video promoting her appearance at Turning Point USA's America Fest on Monday.

    She took the stage at 2.10pm local time.

  • Danielle Cinone

    Is there ‘Let’s Go, Brandon’ merch?

    Donald Trump Jr did a “Let’s Go, Brandon” chant at America Fest, and fans of the meme phrase might be interested in merch featuring the saying.

    Merchandise varies from hoodies that read, “FJB (F**k Joe Biden) Let’s Go, Brandon,” to buttons and stickers.

    The majority of the merchandise uses the US flag as a backdrop and denigrates President Joe Biden.

  • Danielle Cinone

    Who spoke on Monday?

    America Fest had a few speakers scheduled on Monday.

    Speakers were James O’Keefe, Dr Sebastian Gorka, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, and more.

  • Danielle Cinone

    Gorka promoted event

    Dr Sebastian Gorka, who spoke on Monday, promoted the America Fest event on Twitter.

  • Danielle Cinone

    Did Donald Trump Jr start a chant?

    While speaking at the event, Donald Trump Jr fired up a "Let's Go, Brandon," chant with the crowd.

    The chant, which went viral this year, has been picked up by conservatives to mean "F**k Joe Biden".

    "You know there's another way to say that but I will not…I will not condone that kind of behavior from you fine young individuals," he said.

  • Danielle Cinone

    Turning Point USA America Fest schedule for Tuesday, December 21

    Tuesday morning will kick off with an opening prayer by Pastor Jack Hibbs at 9.30am.

    Brandon Tatum is set to speak for 20 minutes at 9.25am, followed by a "Culture War in the American War Machine."

    Others who are on schedule to make an appearance are Congressman Madison Cawthorne, Charlie Kirk, and Kayleigh McEnany.

  • Danielle Cinone

    Where is America Fest?

    America Fest took place this weekend and continues through Tuesday of this week.

    The event is in Phoenix, Arizona.

  • Danielle Cinone

    ‘Let’s Go, Brandon’ rap song

    On October 15, 2021, Bryson Gray posted a video to Youtube featuring a song he created with Tyson James and Chandler Crump called ‘Let’s Go Brandon.”

    The song quickly went viral and earned Gray the number one spot on iTunes at one point.

    Youtube has since taken down the video, citing “medical misinformation.”

    Gray took to Twitter following the video ban, saying: “YouTube has banned ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ song from YouTube due to ‘medical information.'”

    “What medical misinformation is in the song? Whoa.”

  • Danielle Cinone

    Rittenhouse says 'always be humble'

    Speaking with a panel on Monday, Kyle Rittenhouse opened up about his trial experience and said: "Always be humble and look at the positives in life and focus on today and not tomorrow.

    "You can only live one day at a time.”

    He later said that the trial "helped him grow a lot," according to the New York Post.

    "It’s helped me mature," Rittenhouse added. My mentors who have been in my life. They’ve helped make me the person I am today, so thank you for them."

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