The White House is refusing to apologize for President Biden’s depiction of Kyle Rittenhouse as a white supremacist.
Biden attacked then-President Trump during the presidential campaign for not standing up to white supremacists and included a video showing Rittenhouse brandishing a rifle at the Kenosha riots last year, during which he shot two protesters in self-defense.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki responded to a question about whether the president would apologize to Rittenhouse, saying the kerfuffle is “about a campaign video released last year that used President Trump’s own words during a debate as he refused to condemn white supremacists and militia groups.
“And President Trump didn’t just refuse to condemn militia groups on the debate stage, he actively encouraged them throughout his presidency,” Psaki said.
“So what we’ve seen are the tragic consequences of that — when people think it’s OK to take the law into their own hands instead of allowing law enforcement to do its job.”
Rittenhouse in a recent interview accused Biden of acting out of malice towards him and defaming his character. There is widespread speculation that the teen will file dozens of lawsuits against numerous characters who made false accusations against him before and over the course of the trial, including President Joe Biden.
(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)
Mr. Rittenhouse appears to be allowing himself to be made into a “public figure”, which means he will need to prove that those who called him a murderer and a racist knew that they were lying. He still might be able to sue foreign newspapers, since the malice requirement for “public figures” is uniquely American, but he might have trouble proving damages.
Biden is an old dog. Barks loud but quite senile.
There’s been lots of sheker since Covid, but this response takes the cake. This is first-class sheker.
This kid with blood on his hands, doesn’t live in Kenosha, he had someone else buy the rifle because it was illegal for him to buy and possess at the time. He was there looking for trouble. Had he stayed home, two people would still be alive. He should keep his mouth shut and be exceedingly humble.
akuperma, is there a timeline here? He was not a public figure when the damage happened?
no those criminals he shot would have killed more than 2 people
akuperma, he was not a public figure when the libel happened.
He can’t sue for being called a “white supremacist” because the courts have already ruled that that is not a statement of fact but a mere opinion. Anyone can call anyone bad names; it’s not defamation unless you allege solid facts that aren’t true. But there are plenty of people who’ve done that, and he can sue them.
RT, for instance, is a disgusting piece of what the Torah tells soldiers to bury. His filthy mouth is constantly full of lies. His comment here is simply typical of his general vomitous output of hatred against all decent people and all decency in general.
Kyle Rittenhouse is a genuine American hero, and any normal person would be proud to have a son like him. I therefore bless everyone, including RT, that their children will grow up like KR.
That’s right RT. Who gives a white kid the right to self defense against peaceful BLM rioters? BLM peaceful anarchists were there first. All they wanted to do was what they are experts at, burn and destroy other people’s property. As an aside, injure or kill some useless white folk. Then this kid comes along and sees these BLM peaceful murderers chasing him with guns pointed at him, and he thinks he’s allowed to shoot first?
These white folk are nuts.
If they aren’t careful, another BLM rioters will peacefully drive through a white parade and kill more people, peacefully of course.
rt – you’re wrong
What I am seeing here is disrespect of our Judicial system.
Biden WILL apologize. When his teleprompter tells him to.
Rt – you have my deepest sympathy for your horribly distorted morals.
May you merit to hopefully reach an at least mediocre level of intelligence. You need it. Amen!
P.S @Circle has a nice amount of sechel, kudos to you…
Kyle Rittenhouse only did the job of the police, who couldn’t be bothered.