Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who was acquitted of murder last week after a jury found he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed two people and wounded a third during civil unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last summer, charged President BidenJoe BidenBiden will speak on the economy on Tuesday, with the Fed election looming, the NAACP chair calling Rittenhouse’s verdict ‘a warning shot that vigilante justice is allowed’ Optimistic Democrats as the bill from social spending goes to the Senate MORE to defame him.
“What did you think about the president of the United States calling you a white supremacist?” The Fox News host asked Rittenhouse. Tucker carlsonTucker Carlson Two Fox News Contributors Resigned Over Tucker Carlson’s Jan 6 Documentary Kyle Rittenhouse: ‘I Support The BLM Movement’ Rittenhouse Defense Attorney Says He Fired Tucker Carlson’s Film Crew ‘Multiple Times’ MORE during an extensive interview, part of which aired Monday night.
“Mr. President, if I could tell you one thing, I would urge you to go back and watch the trial and understand the facts before making a statement,” Rittenhouse said.
Carlson pressured Rittenhouse to continue, saying “it’s no small thing to be called that.”
“No,” Rittenhouse replied. “It’s real malice, to defame my character, for him to say something like that.”
Tucker: “What did you think about the President of the United States calling you a white supremacist?”
Rittenhouse: “It is a real malice, to defame my character, for him to say something like that.” pic.twitter.com/90OnmwFyNU
– Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 23, 2021
Carlson and Rittenhouse were apparently referencing a video aforementioned by defenders of the teenager who was tweeted by Biden in September during the presidential race last year, which included a clip of a debate between Biden and former President Trump.
During the debate, presenter and moderator of Fox News Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) Wallace Surgeon General Warns of Rise in COVID-19 Cases as Cold Weather Strikes Clyburn Blames’ Advent of Social Media ‘for Polarization Cheney Claims Jan 6 Was a’ Flag Operation false ‘MORE He asked Trump if he was “willing to condemn the militia groups and white supremacists and say that they need to withdraw and not increase the violence in several of these cities, as we saw in Kenosha and as we have seen in Portland.”
The clip shows Trump responding by condemning what he called political violence “from the left wing” before telling members of the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by.”
“The jury system works and we have to respect it,” Biden told reporters after issuing a statement Friday morning saying “I know that we will not heal the wounds of our country overnight, but I remain firm in my commitment to do everything in my power to ensure that all Americans are treated equally, with justice and dignity, according to the law”.
Rittenhouse, during the interview with Carlson, maintained that his case “never had anything to do with race” and instead was about “the right to self-defense.”
“I am not a racist person. I support the BLM movement,” Rittenhouse said. said. “I support the peaceful demonstration … I think a change is needed. I think there is a lot of misconduct by prosecutors, not only in my case, but in other cases. It is amazing how much a prosecutor can take advantage of someone.”
“For example, if they did this to me, imagine what they could have done to a person of color who may not have the resources that I have or who is not widely publicized, like me,” he said.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Rittenhouse’s comments about Biden.