Social media had a lot of thoughts about the Kim Potter trial today.
Former police officer Kim Potter finally took the stand in her defense on the seventh day of the trial. Potter is being charged with first-and-second-degree manslaughter for shooting Daunte Wright at a traffic stop. Potter fatally shot Wright, although she later claimed she meant to use her taser.
Potter became emotional during her testimony when she started talking about the moments leading up to the fatal shooting. At one point, she covered her face in her hands while she cried before she blew her nose in a tissue.
Briefly afterward, Potter was cross-examined, where she was tight-lipped with her responses. At many different points in her testimony, she stated “I don’t know” or “I’m not sure” and contradicted her previous statements several times.
When the cross-examination started touching on Wright’s shooting, Potter became emotional again and broke down in sobs. At that point, her attorney asked for a break.
Social Media Hits Back Hard Against Kim Potter
Watching Kim Potter fake crying and shedding no tears. pic.twitter.com/Z5eJ3BhDqp
— ZHorriblePerson is vaccinated (@onthe4wind) December 17, 2021
Many people did not believe that Potter’s tears were genuine and noted that she never stated Wright’s name during her initial testimony.
“Kim Potter’s outrageous fake crying is driving me straight into a brick wall,” one user tweeted. “Stfu. You have to watch this because YOU can’t admit you f—ing killed someone in this footage. F— your feelings.”
“Kim Potter is currently fake crying and testifying in her defense,” another tweeted. “Potter confirmed she was a Field Training Officer and crisis negotiator, but continues to downplay her training. She’s emotionless about Daunte Wright and admits he shouldn’t have been stopped.”
Another person replied to the tweet, saying, “There’s quite a difference between Kim Potter under defense cross-examination and Kim Potter under prosecutorial cross exam…”
“#KimPotter seems to have an attitude on cross…” another mentioned. “I wonder how the Jury is perceiving this.”
Others Compare Her ‘Fake Tears’ To Previous ‘Techniques’
Which technique would you use to gain “Sympathy from the Jurors”? “The Kim Potter I’m officer I have immunity Technique” or Kyle Rittenhouse dry cry eye Technique”, maybe some of you would prefer the Travis Mcmichaels Technique, I’m a white man I have a right to murder N****s.??? pic.twitter.com/rXoeAjbIUU
— Jeffrey (@Mad93104241) December 17, 2021
“Kyle Rittenhouse wrote the book on how to get away with murder and Kim Potter studied it all night,” another tweeted. “Her performance is probably going to win her an acquittal.”
“Kim Potter is a 49-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse,” another wrote. “Playing cop for their ego.”
“Funny how murderer Kim potter went from crying and ‘poor me’ Karen-ism during defense questioning, but quickly turned into a nasty bish when cross-examined. She became her TRUE SELF,” another wrote before adding the hashtag #LifeSentence.
“Kim Potter is being short with the Prosecutor with these answers,” said another. “Those fake tears are gone now.”
Potter is expected to retake the stand after lunch.