On Wednesday, the channel aired more footage from Carlson's interview with the teenager, throughout which the two talked about politics.
He explained he was "not a political person" though he had watched Yang's campaign with interest as he ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in early 2020.
"I was part of the Yang gang. He's a good dude."
Rittenhouse, who insisted throughout his 19-day trial in Kenosha that he was in the city that night to prevent the destruction of his father's hometown, and acted in self defense when he opened fire, announced he paid little attention to the 2020 campaign.
"I wasn't into politics," he told Carlson.
"I liked Andrew Yang. I liked his policy a little bit. Very intelligent."
Yang was the first of 13 Democratic contenders to drop out of the primary, finishing his long-shot campaign in February 2020. He continued to run unsuccessfully in the Democratic primary for mayor of New York, and, after falling, declared in October of this year that he had left the Democratic party and was now an independent.
"Kyle called. He wanted to know if he could come over because he's a fan," Trump stated on Fox News Channel on Tuesday night.
"Really a nice man. He came over with his mother."
"That was prosecutorial misconduct," Trump announced.
"He would have been dead."
"He's a really good young guy. i am 18 years old. Just left Mar-a-Lago a little while ago."
"That was prosecutorial misconduct, and it should never have happened."