Kyle Rittenhouse's mom says Biden 'defamed' her son by suggesting he was a white supremacist

Wendy Rittenhouse (Kyle Rittenhouse's mom), seen at Kenosha County Courthouse. Sean Krajacic-Pool/Getty Images
Kyle Rittenhouse (18), is being tried for shooting and killing two men in protests in Kenosha last January.

Biden posted images of the teen last year and called out Trump's disregard for "white supremacy".

Fox News' Sean Hannity was told by Wendy Rittenhouse on Thursday that Biden had "defamed her son".

Kyle Rittenhouse's mother said that President Joe Biden "defamed her son" by suggesting that he was a white supremacist last year in a tweet.

Rittenhouse is currently on trial for shooting two men fatally during protests in Kenosha (Wisconsin) on August 25, 2020. These were erupted following the shooting of Jacob Blake by the police.

Wendy Rittenhouse, who appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program on Thursday night, said Kyle still has "nightmares" from that night and "has a lot to heal."

Hannity was also told by Wendy Rittenhouse that Biden, at the time a presidential candidate in 2012, incorrectly suggested that her son, a white supremacist, had been following the protests.

Biden tweeted on September 30 a video of violence in Kenosha. It featured an image showing Kyle Rittenhouse with the AR-15 rifle that he used to shoot Rosenbaum, and Anthony Huber (26 years old).

Biden claimed that white supremacists are partly to blame for the violence and criticised then-President Donald Trump's inaction during the September 29th presidential debate in Ohio.

Biden tweeted, "There's no alternative: The President of the United States refused disavow white supremacists at the debate stage last night."

Wendy Rittenhouse, who left her son at the scene in Kenosha violence last year, spoke to Hannity Thursday. She said she was furious about Biden.

"When I saw this, I was shocked. I was angry." She said that President Biden doesn't know her son at all, and that he isn't a white supremacist.

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"He is not a racist. And that was all [Biden] did for the votes. He defamed me for a time, and I became angry at him for a while.

Rittenhouse, who was present at court in Kenosha on Wednesday said that he acted in self-defense and felt "cornered” by Joseph Rosenbaum during proceedings. During his testimony, Rittenhouse also broke down in tears.

On Thursday, the defense ended their case. The closing arguments in Rittenhouse's case will begin on November 15.

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