Some in media erroneously reporting claims that Jussie Smollett said attackers were white and shouted "MAGA country!" I just spoke with Chicago PD; they deny this.
Could the Jussie Smollett attack have been the work of Trump supporters? Yes. Do we have any evidence of that? No. Everyone calm down and wait for the reporting. Your narrative can hold off.
Racist white men in Chicago attacked black gay actor and said “This is MAGA country”? Media/activists who are out for blood pounced on this. Police now deny the anonymous claim by that this is what the victim even claims.
UPDATE: Police have changed their mind about whether Smollett recalled a "MAGA" comment, and now tell me he did. This contradicts what the police told me on the phone and via email. At this point, I'll await a statement from Smollett himself.
NEW: “Chicago Police Deny Claim That Jussie Smollett Identified Attackers as White or Heard Them Say MAGA.” Okay so are all of these outlets going to issue corrections and is everyone going to delete their tweets or is it just double down time yet again?
Chicago police deny claims that Jussie Smollett identified attackers as white or heard them reference "MAGA" country. "According to the victim, the offenders’ faces were concealed," police tell
I've updated this story: Police have now given me two statements regarding whether Jussie Smollet recalled hearing "MAGA." These statements are in conflict, more recent statement claims he did report this.
Chicago police deny claims that Jussie Smollett identified attackers as white or heard them reference "MAGA" country. "According to the victim, the offenders’ faces were concealed," police tell
Chicago Police Deny Claim That Jussie Smollett Identified Attackers as White, Can't Get Their Story Straight About Whether He Heard Them Say 'MAGA' - Hit & Run :
It always is. Wishing Jussie Smollett all the best. Hope they catch whoever attacked him.