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Nicholas Sandmann to Kyle Rittenhouse: 'I am about the only person our age' who knows 'how the media is treating you ... you don't have to face it alone'

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Nicholas Sandmann — who was 16 when leftist media outlets and pundits ganged up on him and falsely accused him of racism for his silent face-to-face encounter with a Native American man on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial — wrote that he can identify with Kyle Rittenhouse, who was was 17 when he first hit public consciousness in August 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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"Kyle was almost immediately labelled a 'white supremacist' and a 'domestic terrorist,'" Sandmann wrote in an op-ed for the Daily Mail, adding that "to many, my red MAGA hat clearly meant that I was a racist."

More from Sandmann's op-ed:

In only hours a CNN host tweeted an image of me, writing: "Honest question. Have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid's?"

Kyle wasn't given his day in court by his critics.

And neither was I.

The attacks on Kyle came from the national news media, just as they came for me.

They came quickly, without hesitation, because Kyle was an easy target that they could paint in the way they wanted to.

This is the problem with liberal media outlets in the United States. They want to get the story first, get the most views, make the most money, and advance the agenda from liberal patrons.

These outlets cover themselves when they are wrong with small footnotes at the ends of long articles, clarifying that new information has come out and that they have updated their coverage.

Sandmann added that "every single label on Kyle as a 'terrorist,' 'white supremacist,' and 'school shooter' in the streets of Kenosha will only ever be withdrawn after the damage has been done" and that "in our hyperpolarized society, the first impression of Kyle has been set in stone, probably for the rest of his life."

Hey, Biden, LeBron, and every other know-it-all — shut up

With that, Sandmann called on the likes of Democratic President Joe Biden, outspoken basketball star LeBron James, and far-left Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts — who have mocked Rittenhouse or called him a white supremacist — to "please be quiet."

"Make no mistake: even the strongest of people cannot resist the mental impact when the media war machine targets you," he noted in his piece, adding that given that Rittenhouse's name has been "dragged through the mud," folks have wondered if he should "sue for defamation."

Sandmann went over the pros and cons of Rittenhouse suing post-trial based on what he's learned from his defamation suits after the media mischaracterized him amid the January 2019 incident at the Lincoln Memorial.

And he encouraged Rittenhouse to go for it — with a few caveats.

"So, if Kyle is prepared to take on another burden in his early life, with the acceptance that it might result in nothing, I answer, give it a shot and hold the media accountable," Sandmann wrote, adding that "one of the saddening parts of this media onslaught is that it has taken young people like Kyle and myself to expose how corrupt the media really is."

'I'm here for you'

Sandmann added a direct message to Rittenhouse to conclude his op-ed: "I am here for you, and if you ever would like to reach out to me, I am about the only person our age to have an idea of how the media is treating you. The way the media has treated you is terrible, and you don't have to face it alone."

(H/T: The Daily Wire)

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