As the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse continues, the 18-year-old spokesperson is speaking out to slam President Joe Biden for portraying the young man as a white supremacist.
“Don’t forget the candidate for the U.S. president himself last year prior to the election called Kyle Rittenhouse a White supremacist,” Rittenhouse spokesperson David Hancock told Fox News. “Joe Biden called him a White supremacist; that is appalling. I can’t even gauge how wrong that is.”
Not stopping there, Hancock also blasted the media for how they have covered Rittenhouse and this case.
“The media has been absolutely irresponsible and purely abhorrent with this entire situation. They are parroting the same false information time after time. They even do it to this day. No, he didn’t cross state lines with a weapon. That was known last year. Apparently, the media doesn’t care for accurate information. It’s appalling,” he said. “It’s almost as if they don’t want to know the facts. Then they will have to stay the truth.”
On Wednesday, Rittenhouse broke down as he took the stand to tell his side of what happened last summer in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
“I didn’t do anything wrong. I defended myself,” Rittenhouse testified. “I did what I had to do to stop the person who was attacking me.”
Rittenhouse claims that he acted in self-defense when he killed two Kenosha rioters and injured a third on August 25 of last year. Hancock said that Rittenhouse was “confident” about his testimony and that the teenager had always planned to take the stand.
“He has a story, and the facts are entirely in his camp,” Hancock stated. “The truth is that in his camp, and you can’t go wrong when every single fact lines up in your camp, right? So he wanted to get on the stand, and he wanted that. And I thought he did a fantastic job.”
Judge Bruce Schroeder has had to scold the prosecution multiple times during this trial, including for raising the fact that Rittenhouse chose to remain silent after he was charged. The judge said that he was “astonished” when prosecutor Thomas Binger began his examination of Rittenhouse “by commenting on the defendant’s post-arrest silence.”
“Since Aug. 25, 2020, this is the first time you have told your story,” Binger said. “I’m making the point that after hearing everything in the case now, he’s tailoring his story to what has already been introduced.”
Judge Schroeder, however, was not having any of it, saying that “this is a very grave constitutional violation for you to talk about the defendant’s silence.”
“That was just an utter embarrassment for the prosecution,” Hancock said of this moment. “It is clear that this district attorney’s office should have never brought charges. I mean, they did [bring charges] without any meaningful investigation, and I think what the nation has learned was the state still doesn’t know what version of events they want to go with.”