The acquitted gunman Kyle Rittenhouse scolded Joe Biden during an interview with Tucker Carlson, which aired Monday on Fox News, saying the president needs to “understand the facts.”
Rittenhouse, who was found not guilty in a fatal shooting at a police brutality protest last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Friday also accused the president of slandering him for associating him with white supremacy – though Rittenhouse was photographed in January drank with members of the Proud Boys at a Wisconsin bar and flashed one “white power” sign.
He also said he supports the Black Lives Matter movement – even though he killed two men and wounded a third in a protest triggered by the wound of a black father of a white Kenosha police officer on August 23, 2020.
Rittenhouse, armed with an AR-15 rifle, was in Kenosha to protect businesses during a night of unrest, he claimed, although business owners testified during his trial that no one had invited him to it.
He also accused his first team of lawyers, including Lin Wood, of abusing his case, claiming that he was left in jail even though they had raised his bail money and that they “put me to media interviews, which I never did. should have done. ”
Rittenhouse complained about “87 days of not being with my family in defend myself and to be … used to a cause. “
“What did you think of the President of the United States calling you a white supremacy?” asked Carlson.
“Mr. President, if I could say one thing to you, I would urge you to go back and see the trial and understand the facts before you speak,” Rittenhouse said. , for him to say such a thing, “adding that” the way people distort it is just nauseating. “
Carlson appeared to be referring to a Biden tweet from September 30, 2020, in the middle of the presidential campaign, when he attacked President Donald Trump for refusing to condemn white supremacy and violent militia groups during one of their presidential debates. Trump responded instead by telling the extremist Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by” – which many perceived as meaning that Trump wanted them to be prepared for action.
A video that accompanied Biden’s tweet included a picture of an armed Rittenhouse at the Kenosha protest paired with audio by debate moderator Chris Wallace, who asked Trump about urban violence.
After Rittenhouse was acquitted, Biden said Friday: “The jury system works and we have to abide by it.”
Carlson said Monday: “What a sweet baby.”
Watch the full interview in the video above.
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