MSNBC’s Joy Reid: Rittenhouse Trial Is ‘White Privilege on Steroids’
Reid said the trial was proof of 'why critical race theory exists'
MSNBC host Joy Reid and her guest described Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial in Kenosha as “white privilege on steroids.”
The race-baiting host referred to Rittenhouse’s emotional breakdown as “the greatest performance of [his] life."
Meanwhile, legal analyst Paul Butler suggested the jury and the judge were based in Rittenhouse’s favor and “steering the jury towards an acquittal” because they are white.
Reid said the trial was proof of “why critical race theory exists."
“If you want to know why critical race theory exists," Reid declared
"The actual law school theory that emphasizes that supposedly colorblind laws in America often still have racially discriminatory outcomes, then look no further than the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse."
But Reid and other MSNBC hosts have previously suggested that CRT doesn’t exist and is used as a 'boogeyman’ by white supremacists.
Reid also claimed Judge Bruce Schroeder barred evidence and has been “flashing white supremacists signs” throughout the trial.
The hosts compared the trial to George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin in 2013.
Butler also claimed Rittenhouse “was well prepared by his defense attorneys to disrupt his image as a trigger happy vigilante who went on a shooting rampage at a Black Lives Matter protest.”
Recently, NBA star LeBron James slammed Kyle Rittenhouse after the teen broke down in tears on the witness stand.
What tears????? I didn’t see one. Man knock it off! That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court. 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/LKwYssIUmD— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 11, 2021
Last week, Judge Schroeder warned jurors against trusting "irresponsible and sloppy journalism" from biased media.
Rittenhouse is on trial for fatally shooting two armed men in self-defense when he was attacked during a Black Lives Matter riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year.