Trump was at a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin when he said that he had never heard the term “MAGA country” until “that third rate actor in Chicago went out and he said, ‘I was beaten up by MAGA country.’ Can you believe it?”
“Turned out to be a total lie,” he added.
He didn’t let it go there, continuing, “That’s a hate crime, he said he was beaten up by MAGA country, turned out to be a total lie … And by the way, I have to tell you, that case in Chicago is a disgrace to our nation. A disgrace.”
This isn’t the first time Donald Trump has taken issue with Jussie Smollett and how his case was handled.
“FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago,” Trump tweeted last month. “It is an embarrassment to our Nation!”
Prosecutors in Chicago surprised everyone in March when they dropped all charges against the “Empire” star over allegations he lied to police in faking an alleged hate crime against himself.
The Office of Cook County State’s Attorney released a statement saying, “After reviewing all of the facts and circumstances of the case, including Mr. Smollett’s volunteer service in the community and agreement to forfeit his bond to the City of Chicago, we believe this outcome is a just disposition and appropriate resolution to this case.”
Smollett spoke to the media after the charges were dropped and maintained that he has been telling the truth about his attack since the beginning. He, “I have been truthful and consistent on every single level since day one. I would not be my mother’s son if I was capable of one drop of what I have been accused of.”