President Donald Trump has condemned the attack on “Empire” star Jussie Smollett that happened earlier this week in Chicago.
“That I can tell you is horrible. It doesn’t get worse,” Trump said on Thursday when asked by journalist.
The attack on Smollett, who is openly gay and stars on the Fox television show, is being investigated as a possible hate crime. The incident involved two men yelling out “racial and homophobic slurs” at Smollett, pouring an “unknown chemical substance” on him, and putting a rope around his neck, according to the Chicago Police Department.
Smollett later went to a hospital for treatment. He claimed he heard attackers shout “MAGA country” as they walked away.
On Wednesday, police released stills from surveillance video of two individuals who may be persons of interest in the attack.