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Donald Trump: Dropped charges against Jussie Smollett ’embarrassment’ to US

Donald Trump: Dropped charges against Jussie Smollett ’embarrassment’ to US

Donald Trump and Jussie Smollett

President Donald Trump just weighed in on the dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett, calling it an ’embarrassment’ to America.

The 72-year-old President of the United States of America took to Twitter this morning (28 March) to slam the case.

‘FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago,’ he tweeted. ‘It is an embarrassment to our Nation!’

Chicago police charged Smollett with felony disorderly conduct for filing a false report. In total, he faced 16 felony charges.

The public call-out comes about after Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx announced all criminal charges against Jussie Smollett are dropped.

Cook County prosecutors said in a statement: ‘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 paid a 10% deposit of a $10,000 bail bond upon his arrest to stay out of jail. The city of Chicago also kept the $10,000.

Jussie Smollett now has a clean record

Smollett’s attorneys – Tina Glandian and Patricia Brown Holmes – said after the announcement: ‘Today, all criminal charges against Jussie Smollett were dropped and his record has been wiped clean of the filing of this tragic complaint against him.

‘Jussie was attacked by two people he was unable to identify on January 29th. He was a victim who was vilified and made to appear as a perpetrator as a result of false and inappropriate remarks made to the public causing an inappropriate rush to judgement.

‘This entire situation is a reminder that there should never be an attempt to prove a case in the court of public opinion. That is wrong.

‘It is a reminder that a victim, in this case Jussie, deserves dignity and respect. Dismissal of charges against the victim in this case was the only just result.’

They then said: ‘Jussie is relieved to have this situation behind him and is very much looking forward to getting back to focusing on his family, friends and career.’

Jussie Smollett
Jussie Smollett. | Photo: Instagram

After the news broke, right-wing media went into meltdown about it.

Former Pussy Cat Dolls member Kaya Jones said it was an ‘attack on the American people.’

While Turning Point USA president Charlie Kirk said it was an example of ‘Democrat privilege’.

January incident in Chicago

Smollett, 36, claims the attack happened in the early hours of 29 January in Chicago. The gay actor and singer said he’d gone out for food when two men attacked him. He said they threw an unidentified liquid at him and put a noose around his neck.

He then took himself to hospital and notified police.

Police later arrested two men in connection with the attack. However, after questioning the men and carrying out investigations, they arrested Smollett.

Police then alleged he had lied about the assault, suggesting he concocted the incident for publicity purposes.

See also:

Robin Roberts gets ‘honest’ over her ‘no-win’ Jussie Smollett interview

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Empire actor Jussie Smollett under arrest for alleged false police report