Rittenhouse, who pleaded not guilty on Friday in the deadly shooting at a protest against police brutality in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year, also accused the president of defaming him for linking him to white supremacy — even though Rittenhouse was photographed In January Drinking with members of the Proud Boys Flashing a more in Wisconsin bar “White power” sign.
He too He said he supports the Black Lives Matter movement – even though he killed two people and injured one At a protest against the wounding of a black father by a white Kenosha police officer on August 23, 2020.
Rittenhouse, armed with an AR-15-style rifle, was in Kenosha to protect businesses during a night of unrest, he claimed, although the business owners testified at his trial that no one had invited him to do so. .
He also accused his first team of lawyers, including lynn wood, for mishandling his case, claiming that he had been released in jail even though he had collected his bail money and that he “put me into media interviews, which I should never have done. “
Rittenhouse complains of “not being with her family for 87 days” defending I’m going more… used for a reason. ,
“What made you call the President of the United States a white supremacist?” Carlson asked.
“Mr. President, if I can say one thing to you, I would urge you to go back and look at the trial and understand the facts before making a statement,” Rittenhouse said. He lashed out at the president with “genuine malice, my defaming the character, saying something like that to him”, adding that “the way people are twisting it is just sick.”
Carlson appears to refer to a Biden tweet from September 30, 2020, when he attacked the president during the presidential campaign Donald Trump For refusing to condemn white supremacy and violent militia groups during a presidential debate. Instead Trump responded by asking the militant Proud Boys to “stand back and stand up” – which many took to mean Trump wanted them to be ready for action.
A video accompanying Biden’s tweet included an image of an armed Rittenhouse at the Kenosha protest, along with audio from debate moderator Chris Wallace asking Trump about violence in cities.
After Rittenhouse’s acquittal, Biden said on Friday, “The the jury system works, And we have to follow that.”
Carlson said on Monday: “What a lovely baby.”
Watch the full interview in the video above.