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Trump on Smollett Developments: Actor 'Insulted' Millions with 'Racist & Dangerous Comments'

Thursday Feb 21, 2019

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to react to the latest developments involving "Empire" star Jussie Smollett, who turned himself into Chicago Police and was arrested for allegedly filing a false police report when he told authorities in January he was attacked by two men, who used racist and gay slurs at him and put a rope around his neck.

The openly gay actor, who is black, also claimed the attackers yelled "This is MAGA country," referencing Trump's campaign slogan "Make America Great Again." Taking to Twitter, the president took note of that.

"@JussieSmollett - what about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments!? #MAGA," Trump tweeted.

As of this writing, his message has over 71,000 likes, 20,000 retweets and over 21,000 comments.

This isn't the first time Trump commented on Smollett. On Jan. 31, he was asked about it and said: "I can tell you that it's horrible. It doesn't get worse."

Chicago Police said Smollett "took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career" when he made a false police report about the attack The actor sent a racist and homophobic threatening letter to the Fox studio lot where he works in Chicago before the attack, Supt. Eddie Johnson said. He said Smollett was dissatisfied with his salary.


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