Donald Trump Accuses Jussie Smollett of Making 'Racist' Comments: 'What About MAGA?'

Newsweek - 02-21


President Donald Trump on Thursday jumped into the drama surrounding Jussie Smollett—an actor accused of paying off people to invent a hate-filled attack against him. Smollett faces a felony disorderly conduct charge, with Chicago police accusing him of concocting an attack in which men wearing red hats beat him up, called him homophobic and racist slurs, and put a noose around his neck. He also told authorities the attackers shouted "This is MAGA country," according to CNN.