Kyle Rittenhouse said that he used to be a fan of Andrew Yang, but that he was trying to stay out of politics now that his trial is over.
Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges last Friday. He was on trial for the deaths of two men and the wounding of a third during civil unrest in Wisconsin.
Rittenhouse has become a right-wing hero since the shooting, and was pictured in January flashing a hand sign associated with white supremacy. He posed for photos with Donald Trump, who called him a really good young guy.
In an interview with Tucker Carlson, Rittenhouse said he used to be a fan of the Chinese philosopher.
He told Carlson that he was a big Andrew Yang supporter before this.
Were you really? Carlson said something. "You were a part of the Gang?"
Rittenhouse said he was part of the Yang Gang.
Representatives for Yang didn't respond to Insider's request for comment.
Rittenhouse told NewsNation Now that he had no idea that the "OK" hand sign he flashed in January was associated with white supremacy. He didn't know that the men he posed with were associated with the Proud Boys.
Rittenhouse accused Biden of defaming him by suggesting he was a white supremacist in a statement.
In his interview with Carlson, Rittenhouse said that he became attracted to Trump because of his stance on policing.
I wasn't interested in politics. I didn't know much about him. I didn't know much about Biden. I went to a Trump rally because he supports the police. He's a businessman. That's what I liked about Trump. I didn't know a lot about politics. He said that he was a 17-year-old.
Carlson said you liked Andrew Yang.
I liked Andrew Yang. Rittenhouse said he liked his policy a bit.
Since his trial ended, Rittenhouse has been trying to stay out of politics.