Trump calls out Jussie Smollett for his 'racist and dangerous comments'


    FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local):


    10:45 a.m.

    President Donald Trump says "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett insulted millions with his "racist and dangerous comments."

    Chicago police said Thursday that Smollett staged a racist and homophobic attack against him last month because he was unhappy with his salary and wanted publicity. Smollett, who is black and gay, plays a gay character on the hit Fox television show. He reported Jan. 29 that he was attacked while walking home from a sandwich shop.

    Smollett claimed masked men beat him, made derogatory comments and yelled "This is MAGA country" - an apparent reference to Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan.

    Smollett surrendered Thursday on a charge of felony disorder conduct.

    Trump tweeted Thursday to Smollett: "What about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments!? #MAGA."

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