Donald Trump quits his "Empire" binge cold turkey.
Donald Trump has never been one for subtlety. Last night was no exception, as the President of the United States took to the pulpit during the National Republican Congressional Committee. After sending a few shots at former Vice-President Joe Biden over looming allegations, Trump set his sights on an easy target, the disgraced Empire actor Jussie Smollett.
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"We have the greatest theme, really, of all time," begins Trump. "Make America Great Again. MAGA. MAGA." He voices the abbreviated version as if an infant, uttering his first syllables. "MAGA country," he continues, to applause. "MAGA country. How about the guy from Chicago, the actor that nobody ever heard of? He said he got taken out by ‘MAGA country.’ I said, ‘What the hell was that?’ I guess that’s a hate crime, right?”
To be fair, a lot of people appear to be buying what Trump is selling, which speaks to the ideological divide currently taking place in the United States. Yet Smollett is far from America's most beloved, having led both the public and Chicago PD on a chase of the wild goose variety. Yet Smollet ultimately eluded all judgment, aside from the court of public opinion, and currently stands as a free man. What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Donald Trump vs. Jussie Smollett may very well hold the answer.