Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted of all his charges in the shooting deaths of three men during riots in Wisconsin last summer, is now putting President Biden on notice for what might be defamation litigation.
During an interview that aired this Monday, the 18-year-old said to host Tucker Carlson what he thought about Joe Biden connecting him to white supremacists during his 2020 campaign.
“I would urge you to return back and rewatch the trial, and understand these facts before you make anymore statements,” Rittenhouse said.
Rittenhouse said Joe Biden connecting him to white supremacists was “real malice,” and added that it is “defaming to his character for Joe Biden to say something like that.”
The reference to Rittenhouse came as Joe Biden released an ad on September 30, 2020, in which he said that President Trump, his rival for the 2020 campaign, did not disavow white supremacists during the debate.
The ad had an image of Kyle Rittenhouse holding a gun during the BLM riots last year. Kyle’s mother, Wendy Rittenhouse, previously slammed Biden over this ad.
“He traveled to Kenosha to help people, and Biden showed my son’s picture, his photo, and labeled him a white supremacist, he will be taken down,” the elder Rittenhouse stated in a Fox News interview.
Last week, a jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on every charge in the shooting. Rittenhouse, who was 17 during the riots, said he was defending himself when he fired his gun.
After its verdict and during the trial, many liberals tried to make it about race since they clearly had problems with a white person defending themselves. The unrest started in August 2020 after the shooting of a black by police. However, no black people were shot during the Rittenhouse incident. Rittenhouse dismissed any ideas that race influenced his actions.
Reacting to the verdict, Joe Biden said, “The jury system does work, and we must abide by it.”
Biden later followed up with this statement.
“While the Kenosha verdict will cause many Americans to be angry and worried, myself included, we must accept that the jury has spoken,” he said in his comment given by the White House. “I ran with a promise to bring use together, because I think what unites America is greater than what divides America.”
Author: Steven Sinclaire