The National Association for the Development of Colored Persons (NAACP), the nation’s most prominent civil liberties company, has actually blamed President Donald Trump for Tuesday morning’s attack on star Jussie Smollett.

TheEmpirestar was supposedly attacked by 2 males using ski masks in the early hours of Jan. 29 in Chicago. TMZ first reported that Smollett had actually determined the two aggressors as white, and that he had actually told cops that they had actually shouted, “This is MAGA nation!”.

Nevertheless, the Chicago Police Department has contested that he informed them that, a minimum of initially, or identified the race of the assailants, who supposedly utilized racist and homophobic language and placed a rope around Smollett’s neck. The Daily Beast reported that Chicago cops stated the race and gender of the supposed assaulters stayed unidentified.

In Addition, in their initial report, Jussie Smollett did not tell police his assaulters yelled “MAGA.” Chicago Police PIO included: “I’m not stating it’s not real. He could have kept in mind later on, but he did not inform officers that in the initial report.” 2/2

— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) January 29, 2019

MORE: Chicago PD states detectives did a follow-up, additional interview with Jussie Smollett, where he did in reality tell police his enemies shouted “MAGA nation.”

— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) January 29, 2019

Smollett drove himself to a neighboring hospital. The event is being investigated as a possible hate criminal activity.

NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson issued a declaration Tuesday afternoon particularly blaming Trump’s “racist and xenophobic rhetoric”:

The recent racist and homophobic attack on acclaimed star and activist Jussie Smollett is troubling. The increase in hate criminal activities is directly linked to President Donald J. Trump’s racist and xenophobic rhetoric. It threatens for any society to enable a tone of divisiveness and hatred to dominate the political discourse. As this rhetoric continues to bleed into our everyday lives, harmful habits will continue to put numerous obedient people at threat. We wish a complete physical and mental recovery Jussie Smollett and many unnamed victims of this online forum of hate based terrorism.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is a prospect for the Democratic Party presidential election, called the supposed attack on Smollett a “modern lynching.”

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is likewise the co-author ofHow Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is offered from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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