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Kyle Rittenhouse considers suing Joe Biden over ‘white supremacist’ claim

Mr Biden added that he “ran on a promise to bring Americans together” and what “unites us is far greater than what divides us.”.

“I know that we’re not going to heal our country’s wounds overnight, but I remain steadfast in my commitment to do everything in my power to ensure that every American is treated equally, with fairness and dignity, under the law.”

He discouraged people from reacting to the verdict with “violence and destruction”.

Rittenhouse a figurehead for the right

The shootings quickly made Mr Rittenhouse a rallying cry for supporters of Second Amendment rights and those angered by the sometimes violent protests seen in some American cities after Mr Floyd’s death.

“I thought they came to the correct verdict because it wasn’t Kyle Rittenhouse on trial in Wisconsin – it was the right to self defense on trial,” Mr Rittenhouse said in the interview. 

“And if I was convicted… no one would ever be privileged to defend their life against attackers.”

He said some people, including some who have made threats against him, are “too ignorant to look at the facts.”

Mr Rittenhouse was photographed in a bar before the trial with apparent members of the far-right Proud Boys. Mr Rittenhouse’s attorneys have said he is not a white supremacist.

“I’m not a racist person. I support the BLM movement, I support peacefully demonstrating,” Mr Rittenhouse told Carlson. “I feel like my life has been extremely defamed.”

A jury last Friday found Mr Rittenhouse not guilty on charges of homicide, attempted homicide and reckless endangerment in the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and the wounding of Gaige Grosskreutz, now 28.

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