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Kyle Rittenhouse Insists He's 'Not Racist,' Says He Supports Black Lives Matter In First Interview Since Being Found Not Guilty Of Killing 2 People

Nov. 22 2021, Published 10:54 a.m. ET

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Kyle Rittenhouse is speaking out in his first interview since being found not guilty of murdering two black lives matter protesters and chose to sit down with right-wing conservative Tucker Carlson.

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Doubling down on his self-defense argument, the 18-year-old insisted he's "not racist." Rittenhouse also told Tucker that he supports the BLM movement, which is interesting considering he took his AR-15 to a protest in Kenosha and shot three people, killing two.

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"This case … had nothing to do with race, had to do with the right to self-defense,” Rittenhouse said during his Fox News interview, scheduled to air on Monday. “I’m not a racist person. I support the BLM movement and peacefully demonstrating.”

He also addressed his version of what happened that fatal night in 2020.

Kyle Rittenhouse Smiles From Ear-To-Ear Leaving Kenosha Courthouse After Being Found Not Guilty Of Killing 2 Black Lives Matter Protesters

Claiming there was no other outcome, Rittenhouse stated, “I tell everybody there what happened. I said I had to do it."

"I was just attacked. I was dizzy, I was vomiting, I couldn’t breathe," he told Tucker.

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Saying the 12-person jury got it right, Rittenhouse continued, "I believe they came to the correct verdict and I’m glad that everything went well." Adding that it's been a "rough journey but we made it through it," he said the trial was "the hard part."

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Rittenhouse also turned his focus to the prosecutors, who failed at getting his charges to stick. "I believe there's a lot of prosecutorial misconduct, not just in my case, but in other cases," he said before claiming it was "amazing to see how much a prosecutor can take advantage of somebody."

As Radar reported, after several days of deliberation and an intense two-week trial, the jury found Rittenhouse not guilty of five charges, including first-degree intentional homicide, 2 counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, first-degree reckless homicide, and first-degree attempted intentional homicide.

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The teen left the courthouse smiling from ear-to-ear as he left the courthouse a free man on Friday. Rittenhouse plans on attending Arizona State University's nursing program — he just has to get accepted by the college first.

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