Kyle Rittenhouse is now on his image rehabilitation tour. He is doing so, however, on Conservative media networks. This ensures that he will not be asked any tough questions.
Tonight, the teen will be talking to NewsNation’s Ashleigh Banfield. In a clip shared before the interview, Banfield asks about a photo of him posing with Proud Boys.
The host asks, “You have stated that you are not a racist, but there’s video footage of you using hand signs that are used by groups that are considered many to be white supremacists. Why have you associated with members of groups like the Proud Boys? Why have you used hand signs that are commonly associated with white supremacy?”
“That’s a good question,” Rittenhouse answered. “I didn’t know that the OK hand sign was a symbol for white supremacy, just as I didn’t know those people in the bar were Proud Boys. They were set up by my former attorney, who was fired because of that, for putting me in situations like that with people I don’t agree with. If I had known that they were Proud Boys, I would have said absolutely not.”
Rittenhouse later confirmed that he was talking about former lawyer John Pierce.
See a clip of the interview below, courtesy of NewsNation:
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