Trump Responds To Jussie Smollett’s Attack + His Family Breaks Their Silence
Fans and fellow celebrities alike are still reeling from the horrible attack on Empire star Jussie Smollett, who was viciously attacked by two men while he was in Chicago filming for the FOX hit series. Now, an unexpected person has chimed in on things…none other than #45 himself, Donald Trump.
Jussie Smollett is now recovering from his injuries, as authorities are diligently trying to find the men responsible for the attack. What happened to Smollett has quickly become the topic of conversation all over the country, even trickling down to Donald Trump.
While being interviewed by veteran journalist April Ryan in the White House, she asked Trump his thoughts about the horrific attack on Smollett, where he suffered fractured ribs.
Trump responded, saying:
“It was horrible. I’ve seen it, last night. I think that’s horrible. It doesn’t get worse, as far as I’m concerned.”
Trump then used the opportunity to go into a full rant about the border wall that he wants to build, which has no correlation to Smollett’s attack:
“As far as the people are concerned, many of those people wanted me to stay out, but I didn’t wanna do it cause people were getting hurt. What I think is the worst sin of all is the fact that we’re allowing people to come into this country and sell drugs and human traffic and do all of these horrible things, that if we had the simplicity of a well-constructed, beautiful barrier or wall, they wouldn’t be able to come into our country.”
He further continued, saying:
“That to me is the great sin. Everybody knows it works. I watched this morning, early in the morning, somebody trying to justify walls are immoral. If walls are immoral, maybe we should take down all the walls that are built right now. You will see a mess like you’ve never seen before.”
NEW: Pres. Trump on alleged racist and homophobic attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett: "It was horrible. I've seen it, last night. I think that's horrible. It doesn't get worse, as far as I'm concerned." https://t.co/vds7CBwc0T pic.twitter.com/aVIa7p0kUN
— ABC News (@ABC) January 31, 2019
Meanwhile, the Smollett family has released a statement telling The Grio:
“In the early hours of Tuesday morning, our beloved son and brother, Jussie, was the victim of a violent and unprovoked attack. We want to be clear, this was a racial and homophobic hate crime. Jussie has told the police everything from the very beginning. His story has never changed, and we are hopeful they will find these men and bring them to justice. Our family thanks everyone for their prayers and the huge amount of love he has received. We are thankful to our village for your immense support during this trying time. We are so grateful that God saw him through this cowardly attack alive. Jussie is a warrior whose light cannot be dimmed. We want people to understand these targeted hate crimes are happening to our sisters, brothers and our gender non-conforming siblings, many who reside within the intersection of multiple identities, on a monthly, weekly, and sometimes even daily basis all across our country. Oftentimes ending fatally, these are inhumane acts of domestic terrorism and they should be treated as such. They will continue to occur until we hold each other accountable. Make no mistake, words matter. Hateful words lead to hateful actions. Radical love is the only solution, but passivity will be our downfall. We, as a family, will continue to work for love, equity and justice until it reigns supreme in our nation and all over the world.
With Love & Gratitude,
The Smollett Family”
What do you think about Trump’s statements about Jussie Smollett? How do you feel about his family’s statement? Let us know in the comments.