President Donald Trump is not happy with “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett and the star’s recent claims of being the victim of a hate crime.
Smollett alleged only weeks ago that two white Trump supporters attacked him and yelled homophobic and racist insults at him.
Chicago police began an investigation — and now Smollett is in police custody and is being accused of filing a false police report.
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Police have alleged that Smollett paid $3,500 to two Nigerian brothers who had been extras on “Empire.”
Smollett paid the men to carry out the “attack” against him because he was “dissatisfied with his salary.”
Smollett also allegedly wrote and addressed a hateful letter to himself just before the “attack” to make it seem that he was being targeted.
“@JussieSmollett — what about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments!? #MAGA,” President Trump tweeted about the matter on Thursday morning.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2019
Smollett somehow still has support from the entertainment industry.
Gabby Sibide, Smollett’s costar on “Empire,” took to Instagram to say she still believes Smollett’s original story.
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“I know him, I believe him, I stand with him,” the actress wrote — this, even though Smollett turned himself in to police, and even though Chicago law enforcement officials called out the actor on Thursday morning for his “shameful” actions.
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