Kyle Rittenhouse blasts Biden for not returning calls to ‘sit down and talk’

Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted last year of all charges in connection with a shooting that killed two people and injured a third during a 2020 protest in Wisconsin, has slammed President Biden and the mainstream media while insisting he’s not a white supremacist.

Rittenhouse, now 19, joined “The Jenna Ellis Show” podcast Tuesday to voice his grievances at news organizations in the aftermath of his acquittal and called out the commander-in-chief for ignoring his requests to meet with him.

“I’ve been all right, but it’s been a little difficult ‘cause with all the false narratives that were put out, where people called me a white supremacist, a murderer and racist, and all those other lies, I don’t know if somebody’s seen one of those articles or watched one of those news stories,” Rittenhouse said.

President Joe Biden speaks alongside U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Michelle Duster, the great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells, after signing H.R. 55, the "Emmett Till Antilynching Act," during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
President Biden said he was “angry and concerned” after Rittenhouse was cleared of all charges.
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Candace Owens and Kyle Rittenhouse are seen on set of "Candace" on January 24, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee
Candace Owens and Kyle Rittenhouse on set of “Candace” on January 24, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee.
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The Illinois native said he’s afraid to go food shopping or take his dog for a walk because he might be attacked or harassed due to the “false lies that were put out.”

Ellis, who previously worked on former President Donald Trump’s legal team, asked Rittenhouse what he wanted the public to know about the August 2020 shootings that left Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber dead and Gaige Grosskruetz wounded. Rittenhouse’s legal team argued that he shot the men in self-defense after all three attacked him during a riot in Kenosha, Wis., following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

“I was attacked,” Rittenhouse said. “I was 17 years old. I was attacked and had to defend myself. I’m not a racist. I’m not a white supremacist. I’m not a domestic terrorist. I’m not a murderer, and anybody who wants to sit down and have a conversation, I’m more than open.”

Volunteers clean graffiti from a high school near the Kenosha County Courthouse following another night of unrest on August 25, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Kyle Rittenhouse joined “The Jenna Ellis Show” podcast to voice his grievances at news organizations.
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Kyle Rittenhouse, left, with backwards cap, walks along Sheridan Road in Kenosha, Wis., Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, with another armed civilian.
Kyle Rittenhouse has slammed President Biden and the mainstream media while insisting he’s not a white supremacist.
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Rittenhouse said he wants to have one of those chats with Biden, whom the teen has said he wants to sue for calling him a white supremacist while running for the White House in September 2020.

“I reached out to Joe Biden several times — crickets, nothing,” Rittenhouse said. “He still hasn’t replied. So it just shows how much of a man he is to not sit down and talk.”

Biden said he was “angry and concerned” after Rittenhouse was cleared of all charges, but stood by the jury’s findings.

“I ran on a promise to bring Americans together, because I believe that what unites us is far greater than what divides us,” Biden said following the verdict last November.

A message seeking comment from the White House was not immediately returned.

Kyle Rittenhouse is seen on set of "Candace" on January 24, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Kyle Rittenhouse said he’s afraid to go food shopping or take his dog for a walk because he might be attacked.
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President Joe Biden speaks after signing H.R. 55, the "Emmett Till Antilynching Act," during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
Kyle Rittenhouse has said he wants to sue President Biden for calling him a white supremacist in September 2020.
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“I believe everybody deserves a second chance, just how the Lord gives us second, third, fourth, fifth chances,” Rittenhouse added on the podcast. “I believe we need fair representation — because I’ve experienced bad representation. I believe we need good attorneys out there that are willing to put up the tough fight, that are willing to walk into the courtroom against a prosecutor, that are willing to stand up for the Constitution and defend their client and just be a successful person.”

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