President Trump isn’t letting Jussie Smollett’s hate crime claim just go away. Why? Because he recognizes how much of an attack it was on the huge number of people in America.
The president was in Japan over Memorial Day weekend, meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, according to The Hill. Trump spent time there discussing a trade deal between the two countries and addressed his trade tensions with China.
Trump’s stated goal is to make sure America isn’t going to get taken advantage anymore with global trade deals that aren’t nearly as beneficial to us as they should be.
But he also took time to address something that’s really been bothering him: the attempt by a liberal celebrity to paint all Trump supporters as willing to attack someone simply because he’s an openly gay black man.
Former “Empire” star Smollett claimed back in January that two Trump supporters assaulted him for that very reason. Smollett was charged with 16 felony counts after the Chicago Police said they unearthed a mountain of evidence showing that the liberal activist and actor made the whole thing up.
Then, inexplicably, the charges were dropped by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office and the case sealed. But just the other day, a judge ordered the case unsealed. This is all going on as the prosecutor in charge is facing intense scrutiny for her decision to let Smollett go free.
That might have been what prompted Trump to tweet, “In addition to great incompetence and corruption, The Smollett case in Chicago is also about a Hate Crime. Remember, ‘MAGA COUNTRY DID IT!’ That turned out to be a total lie, had nothing to do with ‘MAGA COUNTRY.’ Serious stuff, and not even an apology to millions of people!”
As for when the public will get to see the unsealed case file on Smollett, reporter Charlie De Mar of CBS Chicago says it could happen in the first week of June.