President Donald Trump stop
In his speech, he alluded to the newly coined phrase”MAGA Country,” making Smollett responsible for popularizing it.
“You know I didn’t hear that term until that 3rd rate actor in Chicago went out and he said, ‘I was beaten up by MAGA country.’ Can you believe it? […] That case in Chicago is a disgrace to our nation.”
Trump’s reference goes back to Jussie Smollett’s claims that he was attacked by two assailants who allegedly yelled out “This is MAGA country” while wrapping a noose around his neck and dousing him in bleach.
Chicago PD insists that Smollett staged the whole attack, hiring brothers Ola and Abel Osundairo to pose as his attackers.
While he was initially arrested and charged with 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report, the charges were eventually dropped in exchange for the forfeiture of his $10,000 bail and an order for community service.
Reports also claim that prosecutors allegedly dropped the charges because there ultimately was not enough evidence to convict Smollett.
Previously, Trump referred to Smollett as the “actor nobody ever heard of” while speaking at the National Republican Congressional Committee.
watch His speech below!