Kyle Rittenhouse gave his first post-acquittal interview to Fox News' Tucker Carlson and slammed Biden for "defaming" him as white supremacist
Acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse made his first appearance on TV talking to FOX’s Tucker Carlson. The interview aired Monday night.
Kyle reflected on the trial and shared his thoughts about his own acquittal of all felony charges, including first-degree intentional homicide.
In Tucker Carlson Original documentary, Kyle Rittenhouse spoke on his struggle after the events in Kenosha.
“It’s the stuff that keeps you up at night. Once you finally do get to sleep, your dreams are about what happened, and you’re waking up [in] cold sweat,” he said, adding that after the incident in Kenosha he has had nightmares “every single night.”
December. Tucker Carlson Originals. Fox Nation. pic.twitter.com/Pf8xOInARn— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) November 20, 2021
“The jury reached the correct verdict. Self-defense is not illegal,” Rittenhouse said, while being filmed riding in the back seat of a car. “I’m glad that everything went well.”
“It’s been a rough journey, but we made it through. We made it through the hard part,” the teenager said in a teaser to the upcoming Fox News documentary about his case.
Rittenhouse reminisced his experience in Kenosha on August 25th, 2020, particularly the moments he first time met Rosenbaum and other people he encountered that night when he had to open fire at them in a self-defense action.
Rittenhouse said that he supports BLM movement but he doesn’t appreciate the people “burning down American cities to try to spread their message.”
Rittenhouse slams his former lawyers Lin Wood and John Pierce for:— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 23, 2021
- leaving him in jail for 87 days
- separating him from his family
- using him as a cause
- disrespecting his wishes
- setting up irresponsible media interviews
- raising money for their own benefit pic.twitter.com/H197gUDFHA
Kyle also responded to then-president-candidate Biden’s characterizing him as a “white supremacist” in his Twitter in September 2020.
“It’s actual malice, defaming my character for him to say something like that,” Rittenhouse told Carlson.
“Mr. President, if I could say one thing to you, I would urge you to go back and watch the trial and understand the facts before you make a statement,” Rittenhouse said.
Kyle Rittenhouse isn't just innocent, he's a really nice kid.— thebradfordfile (@thebradfordfile) November 23, 2021
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