Cleared Teenage Gunman Condemns Biden For Calling Him White Supremacist
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News
(Worthy News) – The U.S. teenager who shot and killed two men but was acquitted of all charges has condemned President Joe Biden for calling him a “white supremacist.”
Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, told Fox News television that “It’s actual malice, defaming my character for him [the president] to say something like that.”
Rittenhouse spoke to told Fox News host Tucker Carlson during an hour-long interview that aired Monday night.
The teen blasted Biden over his post-verdict prepared statement, where the president said he was “angry and concerned” over the trial’s outcome.
“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 added.
A jury cleared Rittenhouse of charges of homicide, attempted homicide, and reckless endangerment on Friday in the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and the wounding of Gaige Grosskreutz, 27, on August. 25, 2020.
He was 17 when he brought a semi-automatic rifle and a medical kit to Kenosha in what he said was an effort to protect businesses. He was in the area as riots broke out over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man who was left paralyzed from the waist down, on August 23.
His attorneys claimed the teenager acted in self-defense when he opened fire.
However, Biden, when he was a presidential candidate in September 2020, said on social network Twitter that “there’s no other way to put it: the President of the United States refused to disavow white supremacists on the debate stage last night.”
He referred to then-president Donald Trump.
The post includes a 50-second clip, referring to a question Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Trump during a presidential debate about whether he was willing “to condemn white supremacists and militia groups” amid the unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin and other cities.
The clip showed an image of Rittenhouse wielding a semi-automatic rifle.
U.S. commentaries say the case created debate over whether Rittenhouse used his legal right to use weapons during the violence in Kenosha or whether he was a “dangerous vigilante.”
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