Kyle Rittenhouse says that Joe Biden defamed him by linking him with white supremacists, in his interview with Tucker Carlson.

The teenager condemned the president for the remarks as he insisted on Fox News that he is not a racist and supports the Black Lives Matter movement.

"Mr President, if I could say one thing to you, I would urge you to go back and watch the trial and understand the facts before you make a statement," Mr Rittenhouse said.

it's actual malice, defaming my character, for him to say something like that."

The teenager added that it was "sickening" and a “ disgrace ” for people to have spread lies about his case.

Mr Biden used the phrase "white supremacist" in September 2020 following the presidential debate in which Donald Trump refused to condemn right-wing violence, infamously telling the Proud Boys to “ stand back and stand by ”.

"this case has nothing to do with race, it never had anything to do with race, it had to do with the right to self-defence," he said.

"I am not a racist person I support BLM, I support peacefully demonstrating, I believe there needs to be changes, I believe there is a lot of prosecutorial misconduct, it is amazing to see how much a prosecutor can take advantage of people."

"I thought they came to the correct verdict because it wasn't Kyle Rittenhouse on trial in Wisconsin- it was the right to self defence on trial.

He also said he was aware of the threats being made against him, and was asked if he thought the "government" would protect him.

Before the interview started, Carlson described Mr Rittenhouse as a "bright, decent, dutiful and hard working" person, who had “ wanted to keep violent lunatics from setting fire to cars. ” "It's hard to ignore the yawning class divide between Kyle Rittenhouse and his many critics in the media.

Rittenhouse comes from the least privileged sector of our society," he added.

Kyle Rittenhouse said he has dreams every night following the shootings.

Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted in his trial on the charge of shooting two people dead, and injuring another at a racial justice protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August 2020.

"OK, cards on the table : I'm not a legal expert, so I can ’ t tell you whether or not Kyle Rittenhouse broke the law," said Colbert.

"If Emily Post said it was perfectly proper to go to Thanksgiving, drop trow, and leave your ass print in the pumpkin pie, I'd be like, 'OK, not illegal, but the system is clearly broken, ’" Colbert added.

The Wisconsin jury found Rittenhouse, now 18, not guilty, "but only a complete moron would celebrate this clear tragedy by making this guy a hero," said Colbert.

"To give you a perspective on how old that is, Bill Clinton – remember him?

– he ’ s 75 now," Kimmel said.

"Which is low, but that means there are hundreds of millions of people who are vaccinated," said Kimmel.

He added : "The media has zoomed in on the fact that he allegedly said that he “ supports BLM".

He didn ’ t really say that he supports the BLM agenda, he just said that he supports their right to protest. ” The range of reactions, as collated by news sites such as the Daily Dot, spanned from anger to disbelief.

"I think it became a pretty potent vehicle for other things that people felt they were experiencing," he told The Independent.

The young man had travelled 20 miles from his home in Illinois to Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year, after protests broke out after the police's shooting and seriously injuring of a Black suspect, Jacob Blake.

He argued he had acted in self defence and the jury unanimously agreed when it cleared him of a series of five charges, the most serious of which was first degree intentional homicide.

The news came as a shock to so many of us.

They analysed an original dataset of more than one million court opinions from US state and federal courts and found strong and consistent evidence of implicit racial bias.

On the contrary, not one white teenager was sentenced to more than 10 years.

The jury instructions were also to look at the case and the situation through the "lens and perspective of Kyle Rittenhouse".

According to a report submitted by the Sentencing Project to the United Nations in 2018, and statistics from the US Bureau of Justice, African-Americans and Latinos make up 57 per cent of the US prison population, even though they comprise only 29 per cent of the country's population.

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