Shortly after shooting multiple protestors in the summer of 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse became something of a celebrity within Conservative circles. That fame has waned, but the now 20 year-old still needs money to pay for legal bills. So he recently sat for an interview with Piers Morgan.
Rittenhouse likely thought that Morgan would be kind to him. The British journalist has often shown support for right-wing figures and causes. But the host was willing to press his guest on his past.
Morgan asked, "You were acquitted, and many in America believe that you had the absolute right to defend yourself. I'm just curious on a human level, you know, you're very young even now. What are you, 20 years old now? And you've killed two human beings and wounded a third, I just wonder how that feels?"
Rittenhouse responded, "I don't think that's an appropriate question to ask how it feels. It's not an easy thing to do, it's something I live with every single day, it's nightmares I have. It's something I have to deal with, I have to deal with the PTSD and the trauma from having to do that."
The host then countered, "But it seems to me your emotions are more about you, and your trauma because your life was being threatened and that side of it, rather than the question I'm asking, which is simply, on a human level, how do you feel about being so young, and yet having on the record, for the rest of your life now, that you took the lives of two people, regardless of the circumstances?"