Following the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in a homicide trial this week, Fox News television host Tucker Carlson sat down with the teen and posted some some clips to social media from the interview, which is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. on Monday night.
“This case has nothing to do with race, it never had anything to do with race,” Rittenhouse said in one of the clips. “It had to do with the right to self defense. I’m not a racist person, I support the BLM movement, I support people peacefully demonstrating, and I believe there needs to be change. I believe there’s a list of prosecutorial misconduct not just in my case, but in other cases. And it’s just amazing to see how much a prosecutor can take advantage of somebody.”
Kyle Rittenhouse: "This case has nothing to do with race."
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) November 22, 2021
Democrat President Joe Biden has expressed that he is “angry and concerned” with the democratic legal process and the verdict reached by the jury last, stoking political tensions and failing to bridge the partisan divide around the case:
About an hour after Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all counts, Joe Biden was asked about the matter by a press pool. “I stand by what the jury has concluded,” Biden stated. However, the White House later released an official statement in which Biden said he was “angry and concerned” with the verdict. He still reiterated his respect for the jury system in his follow-up statement.
In a follow-up press release, Biden stated that he was “angry and concerned” with the Rittenhouse verdict while still reiterating that he respects the decision of the jury. He later urged “everyone to express their views peacefully.”