As Twitchy reported earlier, the trial of former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett formally began today with jury selection, but it appears the court is wasting no time and the prosecution and defense have already made their opening statements. We were curious just how Smollett was going to try to worm his way out of this, and apparently, he’s going to lay it at the feet of the Osundairo brothers, whom he allegedly paid to put on red caps and beat him up at little bit. Fox News’ Matt Finn is covering the trial:

So it wasn’t two white Trump supporters. Smollett was set up.

Police say Smollett wrote a $3,500 check to the brothers to stage the attack.

So the whole white guys in MAGA hats is out the window?

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