Trump Condemns Attack on ‘Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollett by People Who Allegedly Yelled ‘This is MAGA Country’

President Donald Trump commented on the ‘horrible’ attack on ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett, saying it ‘doesn’t get worse than that.’

The president was asked about the attack, which authorities are investigating as a possible hate crime, in the Oval Office on Thursday.

The president indicated he had been following the case.

‘That I can tell you is horrible. I seen it last night. I can tell you it was horrible. It doesn’t get worse than that and I mean it,’ the president responded.

He was not asked directly about one key alleged detail of the incident.

Smollett, who allegedly was attacked on the way to his apartment after visiting Subway sandwich shop, says his attackers shouted ”this is MAGA country!’ during the incident.

The actor came out as gay in 2015, and says he attackers also doused him in an ‘unknown chemical substance.’ He says his attackers tied a noose around his neck.

MAGA is Trump’s campaign slogan, ‘Make America Great Again.’

One lawmaker, Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California, who is a family friend of the actor and a favorite target of Trump’s, is blaming Trump for contributing to the attack on the 35-year old actor.

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Source: Daily Mail