President Trump Comments On the Jussie Smollett Case Sha Be Allah February 21, 2019 feature, Hip Hop Culture | Hip Hop Arts and Lifestyle, News Exclusives, Politics President Trump jumped into the beef today surrounding Jussie Smollett, the Empire actor accused of paying off people to create a false hate crime against him. Smollett faces a felony disorderly conduct charge, with Chicago police accusing him of concocting an attack in which men wearing red “MAGA” 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. Trump responded with a tweet earlier today for Smollett. .@JussieSmollett – what about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments!? #MAGA — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2019 Smollett could possibly face prison time for the felony charge. It was predicted that Trump and his allies would jump on the story.