Rittenhouse Challenges Biden to Sit-Down: 'I'll Explain the Facts to You so You Can Understand Them'


Kyle Rittenhouse is ready and willing to meet with the president of the United States.

Why? To clear up some misconceptions that have been spread regarding Rittenhouse’s trial, including those spread by President Joe Biden himself.

Last month, the 18-year-old was acquitted of all charges in relation to three shootings, two of them fatal, during riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August 2020.

The jury found that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense.

“Mr. President, I hope you see this,” Rittenhouse said during an episode of Steven Crowder’s “Louder with Crowder” podacst released on Wednesday.

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“I’d have a sit-down and I’ll explain the facts to you so you can understand them.”

During the president’s campaign, he implied that Rittenhouse was a white supremacist, a notion that has since been proved completely baseless.

In a video posted to Biden’s Twitter account on Sept. 30, 2020, Biden attacked former President Donald Trump for not sufficiently condemning white supremacy. Rittenhouse’s image was shown amidst various alt-right groups.

Later in his interview with Crowder, Rittenhouse reiterated his willingness to speak with Biden.

“If he reached out I’d be happy to tell him my side of the story of what happened,” Rittenhouse said.

During a previous interview with Tucker Carlson, Rittenhouse responded directly to Biden’s insinuation that he was a white supremacist.

“Mr. President, if I could say one thing to you, I would urge you to go back and watch the trial and understand the facts before you make a statement,” he said.

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“It’s actual malice, defaming my character, for him to say something like that.”

The lawyer who represented former Covington High School student Nicholas Sandmann in his defamation lawsuit against CNN believes Rittenhouse has a strong case to sue the president himself.

“What you take from that tweet is that Kyle Rittenhouse was using his rifle and engaging in white supremacist misconduct so it’s actionable,” Todd McMurtry said regarding Biden’s tweet, adding that such a case wasn’t “necessarily going to win, but it’s actionable.”

McMurtry added that, since Biden was not president at the time, he would not be able to benefit from any kind of executive or congressional immunity.

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Michael wrote for a number of entertainment news outlets before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter. He now manages the writing and reporting teams, overseeing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
Michael Austin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. During his time in college, Michael volunteered as a social media influencer for both PragerU and Live Action. After graduation, he went on to work as a freelance journalist for various entertainment news sites before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter.

Since then, Michael has been promoted to the role of Manager of Writing and Reporting. His responsibilities now include managing and directing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
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