We’ve watched the mainstream media control the narrative of the Kenosha Black Lives Matters riots.
Even though the aerial footage released shows Kyle Rittenhouse being ambushed, the MSM portrays him as the aggressor.
Now, it’s time for the truth to take over.
Kyle Rittenhouse is testifying at his trial today and broke down in tears as he recounted the event.
He said the first man he shot and killed during the extreme rioting in Kenosha was holding a chain.
This protestor, Joseph Rosenbaum, threatened to kill Rittenhouse twice.
After apologizing to the court for his language, Rittenhouse said Rosenbaum was walking down the street with his chain screaming, “If I catch any of you (expletives) alone, I’m going to (expletive) kill you!”
Rittenhouse later testified on the stand that Rosenbaum said, “I’m going to cut your (expletive) hearts out!”
You can see the trauma Rittenhouse experienced as he detailed his memory of the night.
Rittenhouse became so overcome with emotion that the judge ordered a break.
Kyle Rittenhouse breaks down in tears on the stand as he recounts being cornered by Ziminski and Rosenbaum.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 10, 2021
When Rittenhouse was asked if he came to Kenosha looking for trouble, he said “No” on the stand.
Rittenhouse is charged with killing two men during a Black Lives Matter protest in the summer of 2020.
The former police youth cadet asserts he acted in self-defense.
Tampa Bay Times has more:
The former police youth cadet was 17 when he went to Kenosha during the summer of 2020 with an AR-style semi-automatic rifle and a medical kit in what he has said was an effort to safeguard property from the unrest that broke out over the wounding of a Black man by a white Kenosha police officer.
Rittenhouse, now 18, appeared composed as he gave answers in a matter-of-fact tone to questions from defense attorney Mark Richards.
Rittenhouse testified that he saw videos of violence in downtown Kenosha on Aug. 24, 2020, the day before the shootings, including a brick being thrown at a police officer’s head and cars burning in a Car Source dealership lot.
Rittenhouse said the Car Source owner “was happy we were there” and gave permission for the group to be there.
Rittenhouse’s decision to testify came despite several legal experts saying that an underwhelming prosecution case had made it less likely he would need to do so.
Prosecutors used 5½ days of testimony to try to portray Rittenhouse as the aggressor on the night of the shootings. But the prosecution’s witnesses often bolstered the young man’s claim of self-defense, including his fear that his weapon would be taken away and used against him.
The jurors were sent out of the room just before Rittenhouse began testifying while the judge explained his right to remain silent and the potential risks of testifying, Rittenhouse repeatedly answering that he understood.
As jurors reentered the room, they filed by Rittenhouse on the stand. As Rittenhouse began answering questions, some jurors appeared to take extensive notes on their clipboards.
Rittenhouse could get life in prison if convicted of the most serious charge against him.
Rittenhouse shot and killed 36-year-old Rosenbaum at close range. Then, as members of the crowd set upon him, he killed Anthony Huber, a 26-year-old protester seen on video clubbing Rittenhouse with a skateboard.
Rittenhouse then wounded Gaige Grosskreutz, a 27-year-old protester and volunteer medic who admitted pointing his own gun at Rittenhouse just before he was shot.
While Rittenhouse is white, as were those he shot, the case has stirred debate over vigilantism, the right to bear arms and the unrest that erupted around the U.S. that summer over the killing of George Floyd and other police violence against Black people.
We have a clip from Kyle Rittenhouse’s testimony for you to watch safely on Rumble below:
ABC News also has a clip from the testimony on YouTube below:
The trial is currently back underway.
You can watch it live from ABC News on YouTube below:
We will bring you these breaking updates as they unfold.