‘Appalling’: Rittenhouse spox blasts Biden for calling defendant ‘white supremacist’

As a candidate, President Joe Biden weighed in on the shooting during a violent protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, referring to suspect Kyle Rittenhouse as a “white supremacist.”

Now that Rittenhouse is on trial, a spokesperson is publicly speaking out against such rhetoric, Fox News reports.

“I can’t even gauge how wrong that is”

“Don’t forget the candidate for the U.S. president himself last year prior to the election called Kyle Rittenhouse a white supremacist,” said David Hancock during an appearance on Fox’s The Ingraham Angle.

He went on to describe Biden’s remark as “appalling,” adding: “I can’t even gauge how wrong that is.”

A number of other public figures have expressed similar opposition to the president’s use of such sweeping and incendiary language — even from within his own party.

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) shared her misgivings in a tweet, writing: “With no evidence, MSM & Antifa-loving politicians immediately labeled Rittenhouse a white supremacist terrorist. It’s obvious now that he was just a foolish kid who felt he needed to protect people & the community from rioters & arsonists because the government failed to do so.”

For her part, Daily Wire commentator Candace Owens offered an even stronger rebuke, tweeting: “I hope Kyle Rittenhouse spends the rest of his life suing every single politician, business, individual and media network who smeared him as a white supremacist murderer.”

Defense gains upper hand

Owens reiterated her point, calling him “an innocent kid” and declaring that she hopes “he never ever stops collecting checks from these monsters.”

The case against Rittenhouse in connection with the shooting that left two men dead and a third injured continues in a Wisconsin courtroom this week.

While the defendant claims the shooting was justified as an act of self-defense, prosecutors are attempting to portray him as a rampaging then-17-year-old who took to the streets with a desire for confrontation.

In an apparently devastating blow for the prosecution, a key witness acknowledged that Rittenhouse did not begin firing his weapon until he was on the ground with a gun pointed at him. The defense attorney who elicited that startling admission from Gaige Grosskreutz has earned some praise for his expert cross-examination.

For her part, former New York City prosecutor Julie Rendelman believed that Corey Chirafisi “hit it out of the ballpark.”

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