It was just a few short days ago when Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was rightfully livid over 16 felony charges against actor Jussie Smollett being dropped. There was zero heads up and little explanation for the move.
But now, Emanuel is placing the blame on someone else: President Trump
Rahm Emanuel blames Donald Trump's "toxic environment" for Jussie Smollett— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) March 29, 2019
"The only reason Jussie Smollett thought he could take advantage of a hoax about a hate crime is for the environment, the toxic environment that Donald Trump created.” https://t.co/VFynWrenZ6 pic.twitter.com/ekrdaLFqW7
As a reminder, Smollett faked a hate crime against himself and blamed it on two white men wearing Make America Great Again hats. The men who "attacked" him were of Nigerian descent and paid by Smollett to do so. Smollett knew the media and his leftist friends in Hollywood would buy the story and express their outrage publicly. They did, going as far calling MAGA hats the new "KKK hood." The whole thing turned out to be bogus.
Smollett is the one who initially brought Trump and his supporters into this situation. He's the only one responsible for the debacle surrounding his free pass.
As Guy wrote extensively yesterday, Chicago State Attorney Kim Foxx has come under tremendous scrutiny for a number of legal groups for the way she handled this case. It is laughable to blame the President for Chicago's Obama connected political corruption.