Trump Goes After Jussie Smollett for ‘Racist and Dangerous Comments’ About MAGA Supporters
President Donald Trump weighed in on the alleged hate crime hoax committed by Jussie Smollett on Thursday.
“What about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments,” he asked Smollett.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2019
The Empire actor was arrested on Thursday and was charged with filing a false police report about his alleged hate crime.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said during a press conference Smollett staged the attack because “he was dissatisfied with his salary” on the show.
“To put the national spotlight on Chicago for something that is both egregious and untrue is simply shameful,” Johnson continued. “I am also concerned about what this means moving forward for hate crimes. Now, of course, the Chicago Police Department will continue to investigate all reports of these types of events with the same amount of vigor that we did with this one. My concern is that hate crimes while now publicly be met with the level of skepticism that previously didn’t happen.”
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