Kyle Rittenhouse, the gunman who killed two men at a Kenosha, Wisconsin protest in 2020, is still on his post-trial victory lap in the right-wing media that has made him its darling. But his latest outing hasn't quite gone to plan.
During an appearance on far-right ideologue Charlie Kirk's podcast The Charlie Kirk Show, Rittenhouse donned a Texas A&M University ballcap and declared he'll be attending the exclusive school in the fall.
Unfortunately for him, Texas A&M University had something to say about that—namely that it isn't true.
See Rittenhouse boldly proclaiming his easily verifiable lie below.
Asked about the Texas A&M hat he was wearing, Rittenhouse told Kirk:
"I’m going to be going there, and it’s going to be awesome. Beautiful campus, amazing people, amazing food."
But speaking to the Dallas Morning News, Texas A&M spokesperson Kelly Brown begged to differ.
She told the paper:
"He has not been admitted as a student this summer or fall."
Rittenhouse has since issued a "correction" to his statement, saying he will be attending a Texas A&M feeder school—Blinn Junior College—because he was "robbed" of his high school career.
As he put it in a tweet on the matter:
“Unfortunately, the end of my high school career was robbed from me."
"I didn’t have the time other students get to properly prepare for the future."
"I look forward to attending Blinn College District this year, a feeder school for Texas A&M. I’m excited to join Texas A&M in 2023!"
Blinn verified Rittenhouse applied, but said he hasn't been admitted or signed up for any classes.
That of course still does not answer the question as to why Rittenhouse said he's attending Texas in the fall, but whatever.
Now, you'd think Rittenhouse would have learned his lesson about this sort of thing since it's the second time it's happened in a matter of months.
In December, Rittenhouse told another far-right propagandist, Steven Crowder, he would be attending Arizona State University "in person" this fall to study pre-law.
ASU, too, begged to differ with Rittenhouse's account, saying not only was he not enrolled, he hadn't even applied. Which is extra interesting given he testified on the stand in his trial he was a student at the school.
It turned out he was a non-degree-seeking student enrolled in online courses in the university's nursing school, which he has since dropped.
Of course, Twitter had a field day roasting Rittenhouse for his very dumb and easily refutable lies.
We wish Mr. Rittenhouse the best of luck in his higher education, wherever and whenever he gets around to enrolling.
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