On the eve of the jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial beginning final deliberations, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to explain why Joe Biden suggested the defendant was a white supremacist last year without any evidence to back up the claim.
Fox News’ Peter Doocy again confronted Psaki asking “Why did President Biden suggest that Kyle Rittenhouse on trial in Kenosha is a white supremacist?”
There’s no other way to put it: the President of the United States refused to disavow white supremacists on the debate stage last night. pic.twitter.com/Q3VZTW1vUV
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 30, 2020
In response to Doocy’s question, Psaki said “what I’m not going to speak to right now is anything about an ongoing trial, nor the President’s past comments.”
“What I can reiterate for you,” she added, “is the President’s view that we shouldn’t have, broadly speaking, vigilantes patrolling our communities with assault weapons. We shouldn’t have opportunities, corrupting peaceful protests by writing and burning down the communities they claim to represent anywhere in the country.”