“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett made the shocking claim that he was attacked by two Trump supporters that called him racist and homophobic slurs before tossing a rope around his neck and then throwing an unidentified liquid on him. They reportedly shouted: “Welcome to MAGA country!” during the attack.
Of course, the more time goes on, and the more investigations that happen, the less Smollett’s claim looks legitimate. Every moment of Smollett’s journey from his apartment to the sandwich shop he visited has a camera pointed on the route, with the exception of a 60-second window where there is no camera, and that’s just where Smollett said the attack took place.
What’s more, Smollett reported he was on a call with his manager at the time of the attack, but for some reason won’t provide his phone to police to confirm the claim. There were also reports of a “redneck” hanging around the area, but there hasn’t been any evidence to suggest there was.
Needless to say, it seems Smollett’s story is getting a bit shaky, even for police.
According to Rafer Weigel of Fox 32, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said that while Smollett is being treated as the victim, he’ll be held accountable if he lied and made a false report.
— Rafer Weigel (@RaferWeigel) February 5, 2019
I’m not one to declare Smollett guilty or innocent just yet, but it’s not looking good, and it can’t be dismissed that he popped up with this accusation during a time when the media proved that it’s willing to jump and exaggerate any story they can find where a Trump supporter is proving they’re every bit as racist and bigoted as the left claims they are.