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Rahm to Trump: Stay Out of the Smollett Case, You Created This Environment

"You created a toxic environment where Jussie Smollett thought he could create a hoax about a hate crim

By NTK Staff | 03.28.2019 @1:15pm
Rahm to Trump: Stay Out of the Smollett Case, You Created This Environment

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told President Trump to stay out of the Jussie Smollett case while speaking with reporters on Thursday, adding that Trump had “created a toxic environment where [Smollett] thought he could create a hoax about a hate crime.”

Smollett, who starred in the television show “Empire,” became the center of national news when he claimed that he had been the victim of a hate crime, an accusation that later turned out to be false. Chicago police eventually charged Smollett with orchestrating the attack.

Inexplicably, the charges against Smollett were dropped earlier this week, causing outrage from Emanuel and Chicago police.

Trump tweeted on Thursday that the FBI and Department of Justice would review the “outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago,” calling it an “embarrassment to our nation.”

Emanuel told reporters Thursday he wasn’t interested in Trump’s involvement.

“My recommendation to the president: go to Opening Day baseball, sit on the sideline, stay out of this,” Emanuel told reporters according to Chicago political reporter Bill Cameron. “You created a toxic environment where Jussie Smollett thought he could create a hoax about a hate crime.”

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