During an exclusive interview released on Monday night with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Kyle Rittenhouse opened up about a variety of topics after he was found not guilty last week.
At one point during the interview, Carlson asked Rittenhouse if he felt that the government will protect him from threats against his life due to the fallout from the trial.
“Are you confident that the government will protect you from these threats?” Carlson asked.
Rittenhouse replied, “I hope so, but we all know how the FBI works.”
Tucker: “Are you confident that the government will protect you from these threats?”
Rittenhouse: “I hope so, but we all know how the FBI works.” pic.twitter.com/esNzkyCu5c
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 23, 2021
Rittenhouse talked about a wide variety of topics during the interview including his time in jail.
“I was in my own room. It was kind of like a like a one — I’m going to describe it as a one-star hotel,” Rittenhouse told Fox News host Tucker Carlson. “I had a desk. I had a shower. I had a toilet. I had a TV. I had a tablet. But I didn’t have running water. I had a phone also, but I did not have running water. So I didn’t shower until November 20th.”
“From October 31st to November 20th, I did not take a shower,” he said. “I smelled terrible. I felt sick. I lost weight. My health was degrading. If I was in there for a month longer, I would probably have been in a hospital.”
“And when I showered, I showered for like — I took like a three-hour shower,” he continued. “I had like blood. My skin was bleeding because my skin was coming off of my body, it was just the nastiest thing ever.”
Rittenhouse also thanked God for watching over him throughout the case, adding that he plans to “lay low” after his acquittal.
“I believe God’s been on my side from the beginning,” Rittenhouse said.
Read the transcript below:
TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS HOST: Yes. I mean, looking back, it’s been, you know, year and a half, less than even. This is not the life that you planned, obviously.
KYLE RITTENHOUSE: No. It is far from the life I planned. This is — this is something that I wish never would have happened, but it did and we can’t change that. But how it’s been so — how it polarized — how polarized it became is absolutely sickening, like, right or left people using me for a cause that should never have been used as a cause.
CARLSON: I read that you’re not going to stay in the Midwest.
RITTENHOUSE: I’m not. I’m going to find somewhere to live. Before this, I actually wanted to move to Naples, Florida.
RITTENHOUSE: And then this happened, but I don’t know where I’m going to go. I’m going to go lay low and live — live my life and enjoy it.
CARLSON: Why are you so calm?
RITTENHOUSE: I’m a naturally calm person. I don’t find — I find it to be a problem when people are overreacting because things are out of our control. So, I try not to deal with that.
CARLSON: Hmm, I mean, just for the —
RITTENHOUSE: Believe me, on the inside, I’m freaking out.
CARLSON: Well, you must be. I mean, for the record. We’re — know, you’ve just got acquitted.
CARLSON: I mean, like two days ago.
CARLSON: That was the first thing I noticed that you seem very calm. You don’t seem like someone who’s just been through, you know, had his mind blown.
RITTENHOUSE: Yes, in the inside are freaking out, but the best thing you do, you freak out, everybody else freaks out. It’s like a chain reaction.
RITTENHOUSE: So the best thing I can do is stay calm.
CARLSON: Do you feel like you’ve been watched over?
RITTENHOUSE: I believe God’s been on my side from the beginning.
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