Just days after 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of murder after shooting and killing two people at Black Lives Matter rally in Kenosha, Wisconsin, he sat down with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. The teen, who has become a star with conservatives, said he supported Black Lives Matter and insisted he wasn’t a racist. Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Los Angeles’ BLM chapter, is now speaking out.
Abdullah told TMZ, “They are a propaganda machine that’s used to make the nonsensical seem to make sense. And so, they want to make Kyle Rittenhouse both the young hero of white supremacy, but also not be a white supremacist.”
She continued, So, he’s declaring this…very tacit support for Black Lives Matter and for so-called peaceful protest. At the same time, we see all over his social media, him throwing up white supremacist signs. And people know what it is. It’s very clear what he is and what he’s doing.”
Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges on Friday after pleading self-defense in the killing of two men and the wounding of another in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The 18-year-old, who traveled from his Illinois home to protests 20 miles away in Wisconsin, openly carried an assault rifle to the protests.
Rittenhouse fatally shooting Anthony Huber, 26, Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz during the 2020 demonstration over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.