Tucker Carlson has been following the Rittenhouse trial, talking with Kyle Rittenhouse, and getting his comments. We reported on some of that here. Tucker’s going to have that exclusive interview tonight.
As we have previously reported, Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all five remaining charges. Rittenhouse and his family were just overcome with emotion and he even collapsed at the end of the reading of the verdicts.
But I wanted to comment on some of the clips for the interview that have been released because he makes some comments that one might find surprising after what he’s been through.
“This case has nothing to do with race. It never had anything to do with race. It had to do with the right to self-defense,” Rittenhouse said.
Rittenhouse actually said he supported the BLM movement. “I’m not a racist person. I support the BLM movement,” Rittenhouse said. “I support peacefully demonstrating,” he said to Carlson. “I believe there needs to be change. I believe there’s a lot of prosecutorial misconduct, not just in my case but in other cases. It’s just amazing to see how much a prosecutor can take advantage of somebody.”
Now, one might wonder after all that he went through why he would say that. I get it. He’s saying he supports the ideal that he thinks people want — fair treatment. And who would know more than him about how the prosecution can be unfair? Because even though he went to Kenosha to help out during the riots, he doesn’t necessarily know all the history of BLM and what it’s about. Contrary to the mad white supremacist he was painted as, he was actually helping BLM folks with first aid that night, as well. This just shows how wrong the liberal narrative that he was somehow some “right-wing militia” person is. If he had been, he wouldn’t be making that comment now. While that sounds strange that he would say he was supportive of BLM, given that he was attacked by BLM supporters, that doesn’t mean he understands the whole political narrative behind them. He’s 18.
Rittenhouse has also just went through a whole year of liberals calling him a racist and/or a white supremacist, including Joe Biden. So it’s also obvious that he wanted to clear that up.
Rittenhouse went on to explain that he felt it was the right to self-defense that was on trial. He said if he were convicted that no one would ever be privileged to protect their life against attackers.
Absolutely, especially when there was such clear video of him being attacked. Yet, still, the prosecution lied about the case and attempted to deceive the jury. Liberals in the media are still lying about the facts, as I reported yesterday, even after the verdict.
Rittenhouse also shared what it felt like when he was attacked.
“I tell everybody there what happened,” he said. “I said I had to do it. I was just attacked. I was dizzy. I was vomiting. I couldn’t breathe.”
That’s what this was about — not politics, but about this kid trying to save his own life. People have wanted to push a political narrative about Rittenhouse. But maybe, finally, with this not guilty verdict, he can get his own life back.