‘It Was the Right to Self-Defense on Trial’: Tucker Carlson’s Rittenhouse Interview Clip (Video)

Rittenhouse’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” interview to air Monday at 8 p.m. ET.


Kyle Rittenhouse, who a Wisconsin jury found not guilty on all five charges last week to conclude a high-profile murder trial that polarized the nation, sat down with Tucker Carlson for his exclusive first interview following his acquittal. 

Rittenhouse told the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” namesake that the case had “nothing to do with race” during a preview of the interview that airs Monday at 8 p.m. ET. 

“This case has nothing to do with race. It never had anything to do with race. It had to do with the right to self-defense,” Rittenhouse told Carlson in a clip from the interview that was released over the weekend.

“I’m not a racist person. I support the BLM movement. I support peacefully demonstrating. I believe there needs to be change,” Rittenhouse continued. “I believe there’s a lot of prosecutorial misconduct, not just in my case but in other cases. It’s just amazing to see how much a prosecutor can take advantage of someone.”

Rittenhouse, an Illinois resident, was accused of murdering two people and wounding another amid riots that took place in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following the police-involved shooting of Jacob Blake. 

The defense in the trial successfully argued that Rittenhouse was acting in self-defense. During the interview, Rittenhouse also explained to Carlson what he felt after he was attacked at gunpoint.