Tucker Carlson interviewed Kyle Rittenhouse, who was recently released from prison. The first part of the interview aired Monday night. Rittenhouse made interesting comments about Joe Biden during this segment of the interview.
Rittenhouse was asked by Carlson if the president called him a white supremacist.
Carlson noted then that it was “not a small thing to be called a white supremacist.”
Rittenhouse replied that is was actually malice, and defaming of his character, for Biden to say something like that
Rittenhouse’s use of terms “malice”, “defamation” stood out to me as being curious. Both terms are legal terms. “Malice” refers to the intention to cause harm to others, without any justification. “Defamation” is a false statement that damages a person’s reputation.
Rittenhouse’s fame after the Kenosha riots may have made him a public figure. Public figures must prove actual malice to be able to recover damages for defamation. These terms are not accidental.
Joe Biden was not the only one to call Rittenhouse a white supremacist. Many liberal media outlets did so too. Carlson asked Rittenhouse if he planned to “help make it better by holding some liars accountable,” and Carlson responded that Rittenhouse was a white supremacist.
“I have very good lawyers who are taking care right now. “I hope that one day there will be some accountability for the actions they took.
“Okay, so that’s what you want to do — you won’t let that go.”
“As I mentioned, I have great lawyers who are handling this.”
Was Rittenhouse suggesting that Joe Biden could be sued? His lawyer Mark Richards attacked Biden’s past statements after Rittenhouse was cleared. President Biden said certain things that I believe are so incorrectly and untrue, he is not a white supremacist. Biden and other public officials often refrain from making comments on ongoing criminal cases.
During an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN, he also falsely connected Rittenhouse to white supremacists.
A lawsuit against certain media outlets will be at least inevitable. Will Joe Biden be sued by Rittenhouse as well?