In an exclusive interview with Fox News on Monday night, Kyle Rittenhouse condemned President Joe Biden’s tweet that defamed his character.
Appearing on national TV for the first time since he was acquitted of all charges last Friday, Rittenhouse took a direct jab at Biden saying, “It’s actual malice, defaming my character for him to say something like that.” With this statement, the 18-year-old slammed Biden for his Tweet that featured a video suggesting the teen is a white supremacist, and wrote, “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,” referring to then-president Donald Trump.
Speaking to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson during an hour-long interview that aired Monday night, Rittenhouse said, “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.” This was with reference to Biden’s post-verdict prepared statement, where the president said he was “angry and concerned” over the trial’s outcome.
On Friday, the 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 Aug. 25, 2020.