Judge Bruce Schroeder gave his final instructions to the jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse case and took a swipe at Biden and Trump in the process. He told the jury to “disregard the claims or opinions of any other person or news media or social networking site” while they deliberated.
Schroeder continued: “You will pay no heed to the opinions of anyone, even the president of the United States, or the president before him.”
Last year, Biden tweeted a video that included an image of Rittenhouse carrying an AR-15 style rifle with the caption: “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.”
Kyle Rittenhouse’s mother Wendy accused Biden of defaming Kyle on Fox News last week. Wendy Rittenhouse said:
“When I saw that I was shocked, I was angry. President Biden don’t know my son whatsoever, and he’s not a White supremacist. He’s not a racist. And Biden did that for the votes. And I was so angry for a while at him and what he did to my son, he defamed him.
“I see this man trying to kick my son in the face. When I look at the video with that guy pointing a gun to my son’s head, I thought: he was going to die. The judge is very fair. The people that I talked to that lived in Kenosha all their lives.
“They told me that Judge Schroeder is a very fair judge and he doesn’t allow no nonsense in his courtroom.”
Wendy added that Kyle “has a lot of healing to do” and experiences “nightmares.”
From The New York Post:
Biden, at the time a presidential candidate in September 2020, had tweeted “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.”
The post, which includes a 50-second clip, refers to a question Fox News host Chris Wallace asked then-President Trump during a presidential debate about whether he was willing “to condemn white supremacists and militia groups” in the wake of unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin and other American cities.
The clip includes an image of Rittenhouse, 18, wielding a semi-automatic rifle.
Kyle Rittenhouse: Judge orders jury to ‘disregard’ opinions of Joe Biden and Donald Trump in reaching verdict https://t.co/Lc4Qn3o9mT
— Bob™️ (@19Jackson90) November 16, 2021
Kyle Rittenhouse’s mom Wendy gives an emotional first interview since her son took the stand pic.twitter.com/bV10fQaZXF
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) November 12, 2021
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