The spinning wheel of “what is the President of the United States most cranky about today” landed on the case of Jussie Smollett this morning, which is becoming ever murkier by the day. Smollett was cleared of all 16 felony charges against him on Tuesday, despite the fact that the very prosecutor who dropped the charges apparently still firmly believes that the Empire actor is “not innocent.”
Trump, of course, took the incident personally, since Smollett claimed to have been been attacked by two men who shouted “this is MAGA country” as well as other racial and homophobic slurs. Perhaps feeling vindicated by the Mueller report (which we still don’t know what contains, since Attorney General Bill Barr refuses to make it public) Trump set his sights on Smollett.
“FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago,” Trump fired off during Thursday morning’s Executive Time. “It is an embarrassment to our Nation!”
For what it’s worth, Trump does not control the FBI, nor the Department of Justice, and both agencies declined to comment to CNN when asked about the president’s tweet.
This isn’t the first time Trump has lashed out at Smollett. Back in February, he tweeted at the actor: “What about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments!?” However, this is the first time he’s called him an “embarrassment to our nation,” and that folks, is irony at its richest — as many were quick to point out.
Hey, but on the bright side, at least one person agreed with him!