On Monday night Kyle Rittenhouse sat down for his first interview since being exonerated; he spoke with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson about the trial, the media, mob mentality – he even had some words for President Biden, himself.
“What did you make of the President of the United States calling you a white supremacist?” Carlson asks.
“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.”
“That’s not a small thing to be called that,” Carlson responds.
“No. It’s actual malice, defaming my character for him to say something like that.”
“I’ve never seen something so polarizing in my life when it’s obvious self defense if you look at the case and look at the facts,” Rittenhouse said. “This shouldn’t have been a political case, it was made a political case,” Rittenhouse adds.
Watch the exchange below.
President Biden had previously used an image of Rittenhouse in a 2020 campaign attack ad referencing white supremacy, and flip flopped on his statement after the jury reached its verdict. He initially seemed to respect the outcome but later said he was “angry and concerned.”