David Hancock, spokesman for Kyle Rittenhouse, slammed President Joe Biden on Tuesday over an ad he posted while running for president that falsely implies Rittenhouse is a “white supremacist.”
“Don’t forget, the candidate for the U.S. presidency himself last year prior to the election called Kyle Rittenhouse a white supremacist,” Hancock told Fox News host Laura Ingraham. “Joe Biden called him a white supremacist; that is appalling. I can’t even gauge how wrong that is.”
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.”
As highlighted by Fox News, Hancock also blasted the media for creating a false narrative about the case.
“The media has been absolutely irresponsible and purely abhorrent with this entire situation,” he said. “They’ve been parroting the same false information time after time after time. They even do it to this day. No, he did not cross state lines with a weapon. That was known last year. Apparently, the media doesn’t care to report accurate information.”
“It’s appalling,” Hancock said, later adding, “It’s almost as if they don’t want to know the facts because then they’re gonna have to say the truth.”
As highlighted by The Daily Wire, Ana Kasparian, a cohost of the popular left-wing online news show “The Young Turks,” revealed last week that she “was wrong” about key facts in the Rittenhouse case, seemingly buying into the false media narrative:
Kasparian said she thought Rittenhouse first chased after Joseph Rosenbaum, sparking the incident that ended with the teen fatally shooting Rosenbaum. However, it was Rosenbaum who chased after Rittenhouse. Moreover, a gun was fired from a third party just seconds before Rittenhouse fatally shot Rosenbaum.
“I was wrong about that, okay, so I want to correct the record,” Kasparian said on her news show. “Look, these details matter, because if you’re going to make an argument that you acted in self-defense, there needs to be some proof that there was an imminent threat.”
Rittenhouse’s defense team is arguing the teen was acting in self-defense on August 25, 2020, when he fatally shot two rioters and injured a third.
“Now, what really mattered to me was how all of this unfolded,” she explained. “What was the thing that sparked it, what started all of it. And, initially, I was under the assumption that Rittenhouse was the person who was chasing after Joseph Rosenbaum — that’s how it started. But I was wrong about that.”
Later on in the Fox News appearance, Hancock revealed that Rittenhouse is “doing okay” as the trial proceeds.
“He’s doing okay; he is [an] unbelievably strong young man,” he said. “He’s ready to get this over with. He got a chance to finally say his story today, and I thought he did a fantastic job, and we’re all just so proud of him. He’s ready to move to the next chapter of this life and put this insanity behind him.”