Rittenhouse: ‘I Believe God’s Been on My Side from the Beginning’
Tucker Carlson interview reveals ordeal
Kyle Rittenhouse outlined his plans to “lay low” and enjoy his life after being acquitted of all charges in his murder trial.
Rittenhouse told Tucker Carlson he doesn't plan to stay in the Midwest and is considering moving to Florida.
He said that, despite his calm appearance, he was “freaking out” over the last year's events.
When Carlson asked if he was being “watched over," Rittenhouse responded:
“I believe God’s been on my side from the beginning.”
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Others have supported Rittnehouse throughout his ordeal.
"Covington Kid" Nicholas Sandmann slammed media outlets for misreporting and misrepresenting Rittenhouse to readers.
"This is the problem with liberal media outlets in the United States," Sandmann wrote.
"They want to get the story first, get the most views, make the most money, and advance the agenda from liberal patrons."
Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges by the jury in his "murder" trial.
Jurors in Kenosha, Wisconsin, declared Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts on Friday.
They were capping off an intense trial surrounding the deadly unrest in that city last summer.
Rittenhouse, 18, would have faced a mandatory life sentence if found guilty and convicted of first-degree intentional homicide.
Below is the full transcript of Rittenhouse's interview with Tucker Carlson:
TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS HOST: Yes. I mean, looking back, it’s been, you know, year and a half, less than even. This is not the life that you planned, obviously.
KYLE RITTENHOUSE: No. It is far from the life I planned. This is — this is something that I wish never would have happened, but it did, and we can’t change that. But how it’s been so — how it polarized — how polarized it became is absolutely sickening, like, right or left people using me for a cause that should never have been used as a cause.
CARLSON: I read that you’re not going to stay in the Midwest.
RITTENHOUSE: I’m not. I’m going to find somewhere to live. Before this, I actually wanted to move to Naples, Florida.
RITTENHOUSE: And then this happened, but I don’t know where I’m going to go. I’m going to go lay low and live — live my life and enjoy it.
CARLSON: Why are you so calm?
RITTENHOUSE: I’m a naturally calm person. I don’t find — I find it to be a problem when people are overreacting because things are out of our control. So, I try not to deal with that.
CARLSON: Hmm, I mean, just for the —
RITTENHOUSE: Believe me, on the inside, I’m freaking out.
CARLSON: Well, you must be. I mean, for the record. We’re — know, you’ve just got acquitted.
CARLSON: I mean, like two days ago.
CARLSON: That was the first thing I noticed that you seem very calm. You don’t seem like someone who’s just been through, you know, had his mind blown.
RITTENHOUSE: Yes, in the inside are freaking out, but the best thing you do, you freak out, everybody else freaks out. It’s like a chain reaction.
RITTENHOUSE: So the best thing I can do is stay calm.
CARLSON: Do you feel like you’ve been watched over?
RITTENHOUSE: I believe God’s been on my side from the beginning.