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.
— 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.