Donald Trump Jr. is the latest public figure to weigh in on Jussie Smollett’s recent attack — and he’s not pleased with the recent developments in the case. In wake of the latest investigative findings, the Chicago Police Department reportedly has reason to believe the Empire actor may have orchestrated his own attack. Now, Donald Trump Jr. is speaking out to defend his father.
According to the Daily Caller, on February 16, Trump Jr. took to Twitter with a statement about Smollett’s attack. He expressed how the allegedly “manufactured” hate crime is a poor representation of his father and those who support him. Trump Jr. went on to detail the turmoil Trump’s supporters faced as a result of challenging Smollett’s claims.
“It appears that Jussie Smollett tried to manufacture a hate crime to make Trump supporters look bad and most of the media not only uncritically accepted his lies as facts for weeks but attacked those who questioned the validity of his false story,” Trump Jr. wrote.
In response to Trump Jr.’s tweet, Trump supporters flooded the post with their reactions.
The investigative findings of the Nigerian brothers reportedly confirmed that they were in possession of a MAGA hat and had purchased the rope used in Smollett’s attack. The reason for the brothers’ seemingly abrupt flight to Nigeria on the day of the attack has also been questioned.
However, Trump supporters have also noted how bizarre it seems that Nigerians would be supporters of the Republican president. Based on all of the details that have been reported, Trump supporters are convinced Smollett staged his own attack.
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Like Trump Jr., tons of Trump supporters have tweeted to criticize Smollett, and it comes as no surprise that many of the tweets are relentless.
The latest reports about Trump Jr.’s sentiments of Smollett’s attack follow a string of reports about the alleged hate crime. Almost immediately after reports surfaced about the attack, the incident sparked a media firestorm. While Smollett’s fans fiercely defended him, Trump’s supporters argued the claims didn’t seem to add up.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Smollett initially claimed two suspects attacked him in the early hours of January 29. Numerous reports detailed his account of what happened. According to the actor and singer, he was approached by a man wearing Trump’s signature red “Make America Great Again” ball cap. Due to the nature of the attacker’s insults, the attack was immediately classified as a hate crime. However, Smollett still maintains his innocence.