Trump‘s racist flag never stops flying. When talking about Robert Kraft — who has been accused of soliciting sex — the father of five kids by three different women, wants you to know that the New England Patriots owner has “proclaimed his innocence.” However, he can’t give that same grace to Jussie Smollett.
The President of the United States said about Kraft, who is his longtime friend, “It’s very sad. I was very surprised to see it. He’s proclaimed his innocence totally, but I’m very surprised to see it.”
According CNN.com, “Kraft, 77, was linked to a sting that has been going on for months, and his charges relate specifically to ‘two different visits’ to the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in the city of Jupiter, police Chief Daniel Kerr said at a news conference.” He was charged with two counts of soliciting sex and has denied all allegations.
On the other, Smollett was charged with non-violent crime, that did not include sexual assault, of disorderly conduct and filing a false police report, Trump railed into him on Twitter saying, “What about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments!? #MAGA“
How sad that Trump is so blinded by his racism that he can’t give Smollett the same grace as a man accused of sex crimes.
Smollett lawyers released the following statement on Thursday after his arrest:
“Today we witnessed an organized law enforcement spectacle that has no place in the American legal system. The presumption of innocence, a bedrock in the search for justice, was trampled upon at the expense of Mr. Smollett and notably, on the eve of a Mayoral election. Mr. Smollett is a young man of impeccable character and integrity who fiercely and solemnly maintains his innocence and feels betrayed by a system that apparently wants to skip due process and proceed directly to sentencing.”
On Jan. 29, while walking to a subway, Smollett claimed two men yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him, investigators told The Hollywood Reporter. They allegedly punched and poured bleach on him while one of the suspects put a rope around his neck. As they fled the scene, Smollett told police they said, “This is MAGA country.”
Threatening letters directed at Smollett were reportedly sent to Fox Studios in Chicago on Jan. 22. The cutout letters read, “You will die black f**.” See below:
Cops have claimed that Smollett staged the attack. After his arrest, Smollett was released on $100,000 bond.