Earlier this week, Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty of shooting 3 protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The teen had shown up to a protest of the Jacob Blake shooting sporting a AR-15 assault rifle.
At this point, Fox News is working overtime to rehabilitate the shooters image. Tucker Carlson even invited him onto his how Sunday night. And according to the Illinois vigilante, he supports the Black Lives Matter movement.
In a snippet of an interview set to air on Monday, Rittenhouse told Tucker Carlson, “I’m not a racist person. I support the BLM movement.
The teen continued, “I support peacefully demonstrating. 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 someone.”
In the segment, the teen told the Fox host about how scared he was despite his decision to attend the protest with an assault weapon. “I tell everybody there what happened. I said I had to do it. I was just attacked. I was dizzy, I was vomiting, I couldn’t breathe.”
The interview with Carlson is set to air on Monday night.
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