Kyle Rittenhouse sat down with Daily Wire host Candace Owens this week for an exclusive interview — and all things were on the table, including the teen’s life before, during, and after trial, and what Rittenhouse has coming in the future, particularly for those who famously smeared him as a “murderer,” “vigilante,” and “white supremacist.”
Rittenhouse told Owens he was just a “normal kid” who wanted to “help people” before his life was turned upside down in the summer of 2020.
“I was a lifeguard, I was a swim instructor, and I was a firefighter EMT cadet, and a police explorer, so I just wanted to help people before all this. And I still wanna help people,” he told Owens.
Rittenhouse fatally shot two male attackers in Kenosha, Wisconsin, at a protest that had evolved into a riot on August 25, 2020. In November, he was found not guilty on all charges related to the incident.
Democrats and their allies in the media worked to smear the then-17-year-old as a racist out for blood, before, and even after the acquittal.
“It’s been hard” since the night of the attacks,” Rittenhouse told Owens, “definitely been waking up at night with cold sweats.” But at the time, he said, he “didn’t realize how big the case actually was until a few months later.”
Then the media attacks became unavoidable, Rittenhouse disclosed. I was called “a white supremacist, a vigilante, and those just aren’t true.”
Notably, now-President Joe Biden ran a presidential campaign ad that falsely implies Rittenhouse is a “white supremacist.”
The Daily Wire’s Ashe Schow reported on the Biden ad in question in September 2020:
… Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden released a digital ad on his official Twitter account that included President Donald Trump’s debate remarks about white supremacists. As the debate transcript plays, images from Charlottesville, Virginia, are shown. Thirty-seven seconds into the ad, as debate moderator Chris Wallace is discussing white supremacy and mentions Kenosha, Wisconsin, an image of 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse is displayed.
Biden’s tweet explains, “There’s no other way to put it: the President of the United States refused to disavow white supremacists on the debate stage last night.”
Owens noted that all involved in the incident were white, emphasizing the bizarre framing of Rittenhouse as a “white supremacist.”
“There’s going to be some accountability, Candace,” Rittenhouse assured the “Candace” host.
In the past, he has hinted at forthcoming legal action against those who’ve smeared him as a racist vigilante.
“I would never have voted for Joe Biden,” Rittenhouse continued, referring to Biden’s attack. “I would have voted for Trump [if I was of voting age]; Trump was right, he supported me from the beginning and he helped tell the truth of what happened.”
For now, Rittenhouse is enrolled in college and plans to ultimately pursue a degree in law. He also said he’s taking classes to become a pilot and spending lots of time snowboarding.
— Kyle Rittenhouse (@ThisIsKyleR) January 25, 2022