Kyle Rittenhouse has been exonerated in a court of law, but as far as the hate-filled left is concerned, he is still ‘guilty’ in the court of radical public opinion.
Rittenhouse has just opened an official social media account, where he will hope to change some hearts and minds about his innocence.
Welcome to Twitter, @ThisIsKyleR
Just confirmed with his team that this is Kyle Rittenhouse's legitimate account. Give him a follow!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) December 6, 2021
The announcement was made by Charlie Kirk that @ThisisKyleR is Kyle Rittenhouse’s official Twitter account.
While Kyle Rittenhouse’s account has not tweeted any messages yet, he has over 16,000 followers already, in a sign that his account is highly antipated and should grow rapidly.
His account only has one “like” and it is from the Kyle Rittenhouse Legal Fund.
Charlie Kirk and Jack Posobiec co-hosted an exclusive interview with Kyle Rittenhouse.
'THE RITTENHOUSE INTERVIEW' is out NOW!@JackPosobiec & I sat down with Kyle for almost 2 hours to have a genuinely interesting, in-depth, and thoughtful conversation
MSNBC would hate it if you clicked this link and got to know the REAL Kyle Rittenhouse— https://t.co/aYolqpVaHm pic.twitter.com/9q1B41pTgW
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 30, 2021
It didn’t take long for the radical left to start pouring derision on Rittenhouse via Charlie Kirk’s thread:
He won his case, doesn’t even need to pretend anymore. No double jeopardy. EZ way for him to start posting his propagandized takes while on his path to becoming the GOP’s newest congressman. Coached talking points here we come, hurray.
— Zack (@eyebeamgoburrr) December 6, 2021
I rather not follow a killer..
— Brian Orlando (@Mrabsurd17) December 6, 2021
So he can kill more people “protecting” property
— PestaFresca VAL (@PestaFresca) December 6, 2021
— house of snarks (@houseofsnarks) December 6, 2021
The book tour.
— Adam (@tglu1987) December 6, 2021
He has a "team"? WTF for?
— The Ghost of Dean Barnett (@RobertS83007261) December 6, 2021
Because he’s going to be contacted for later use as a “figurehead” because his name has notoriety. Same thing Kirk is used for. He’ll become a tool used to scream into the echo-chamber of their demographic as a way to generate engagement.
— Peter (@OnceUponAPete) December 6, 2021
However, these comments are wildly off-base. Kyle Rittenhouse and his lawyer Mark Richards joined a Twitter spaces to put to rest any speculation that Kyle has any interest in going on a speaking tour or appearing at political events.
Kyle doesn’t want to be used as a “political football,” Richards said.
On December 1st, more than a hundred protesters demanded that Arizona State University bar Rittenhouse, even though he isn’t even enrolled at the university.
“More than 100 protesters gathered in the Arizona State University Nelson Fine Arts Center courtyard Wednesday demanding ASU bar Kyle Rittenhouse, though ASU officials say Rittenhouse isn’t enrolled and hasn’t applied for admission,” Arizona PBS reported.
“The group chanted ‘Killer Kyle off our campus!’” as they were met with a crowd of Rittenhouse supporters of roughly equal size, who responded with the chant ‘Let’s go, Brandon,’ a conservative rallying cry used as a stand-in for cursing at President Joe Biden,” the report continued.
Rittenhouse, 18, had been “studying nursing” online at ASU. He later said in an interview that he intended to enroll for in-person classes at the school.
The radical left smeared Rittenhouse, despite him not even appearing on campus. The Students for Socialism ASU had put out a missive against him.
“Allowing Kyle Rittenhouse on campus is going to let right-wingers, predominantly white men like the ones here, harass minority students and have their way on campus,“ Daniel Lopez, a protest organizer from the Students for Socialism group at Arizona State University, said. “Our event today showed that it was important to stand up for this, to stand up to these people as a tight-knit community.”
Join us and rally against racist murderer Kyle Rittenhouse being permitted on our campus – Wednesday at 3:30 outside the Nelson Fine Arts Center on campus pic.twitter.com/4Hs3JxRqtY
— Students for Socialism ASU 🚩 (@SFSASU) November 26, 2021
Rittenhouse had earlier denied that he was a “white supremacist,” and blamed the photo of him with a member of the Proud Boys on his former lawyers John Pierce and Lin Wood. Rittenhouse called it a “set up,” the New York Post reported.
“I didn’t know that the OK hand sign was a symbol for white supremacy just as I didn’t know those people in the bar were Proud Boys,” Rittenhouse told NewsNationNow’s Ashleigh Banfield in an interview that aired Tuesday. “They were set up by my former attorney (Pierce) who was fired because of that, for putting me in situations like that with people I don’t agree with.”
On November 19th, Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all counts in connection to the shootings of three radical activists who were at a Black Lives Matter riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 2020. Rittenhouse had faced five felony counts after shooting Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz, then 26.
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