Donald Trump Describes Jussie Smollett As “3rd Rate Actor” At Wisconsin Rally
Saturday night, Donald Trump made a stop to rally in Wisconsin and while on his usual freestyled diatribe, the President decided to use the opportunity to take another jab at Jussie Smollet.
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.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 28, 2019
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.
Trump tries out the words "MAGA Country," which reminds him of Jussie Smollett: "How about the guy from Chicago? The actor nobody ever heard of. I said, 'who the hell is that?'" pic.twitter.com/CQcyZstZaJ
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) April 3, 2019