It should surprise no one that after Jussie Smollett was arrested and charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly lying about his vicious racist and homophobic attack, y’all president was going to weigh in. (Remember, Jussie initially told the police that the assailants were wearing MAGA hats.)
On Thursday morning, Trump slammed the “Empire” actor, calling the false allegations “racist and dangerous.”
First off, someone needs to teach #45 what racism is, because what Jussie may or may have not done wasn’t that. Not to mention, Trump is the same man that retweeted anti-Muslim videos from a white supremacist, called NFL players “son of a bitch” for kneeling during the National Anthem, called for private citizens such as Jemele Hill to lose her job and called Congresswoman Frederica Wilson a liar. He has routinely called African-Americans who don’t support him “low-Q individuals,” Mexicans “rapists” and Muslims “terrorists” all while saying there are some “very fine” white supremacists and Nazis.
Thankfully, there were plenty of people who called out the President’s hypocrisy, reminding him that not only have hate crimes spiked since he’s been office, but that his supporters are also still deplorable human beings regardless of whether Jussie lied about them or not.
What Jussie Smollett is accused of is despicable. However, don’t forget that we believed he was the victim of such a horrendous hate crime because its the type of thing that happens way too often, especially in the Trump era. He may have taken advantage of a VERY REALISTIC FEAR— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) February 21, 2019
Hate crimes in the US (2016-2018): 21,000— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) February 21, 2019
Hate crime hoaxes in the US (2016-2018): 50
What Smollett did was wrong but the big problem isn’t the .2% which are hoaxes, it’s the hate crimes which have risen 20% since Trump took office.
Pot meet kettle.— The Very Sirius Black (@MorganWinsAgain) February 21, 2019
Betcha Jussie Smollett gets more newscast time and handwringing than the Coast Guard Nazi/MAGA terrorist Trump maniac they caught today with one thousand rounds of ammunition and mucho guns— Xeni Jardin (@xeni) February 20, 2019
Jussie Smollett is trending higher than the Coast Guardsman who wanted to assassinate politicians and journalists he viewed as anti-Trump.— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) February 21, 2019
Good job, America.
Putin literally threatened our country yesterday.— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) February 21, 2019
A coast guard officer was radicalized by MAGA hate speech and was about to commit domestic terrorism attacks which included the mass murder of Democrats and journalists.
Predator trump this morning is condemning Jussie Smollett.
Jussie Smollett is a 36 year old entertainer who made a terrible mistake.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) February 21, 2019
You're a 72 year old scam artist who perpetuates racist hoaxes and slurs INTENTIONALLY.
What the fuck is YOUR excuse?
What about all of the people you have hurt and all of acts of violence your rhetoric has inspired???pic.twitter.com/f6DJZ5b4he— Ryan Hill (@RyanHillMI) February 21, 2019
What about the tens of millions you’ve insulted with your racist and dangerous comments?— Michelangelo Signorile (@MSignorile) February 21, 2019
A terrible lie, if that’s what Smollett did, is enormously harmful.
And you’ve told literally thousands of them.
What about them???? I’m done pic.twitter.com/riZV2NwDMs— Mrs. Blodgett (@LovelyG414) February 21, 2019
You have a domestic terrorist in the Coast Guard to deal with don't you?— Dr. Omekongo Dibinga (@omekongo) February 21, 2019
Okay now mention this guy... pic.twitter.com/dWg1i5cais— Mono Lith (@mynerdword) February 21, 2019