On Wednesday night, Jussie Smollett was arrested by Chicago police, and on Thursday afternoon prosecutors laid out a devastating case against the “Empire” actor. It’s all looking so bad for Smollett that CNN’s Van Jones thinks it might ruin his reputation as being comparable to Jackie Robinson. No, seriously:
What's happening with Jussie Smollett is devastating. We still don't know everything and we shouldn't rush to judgment, but this is a setback on so many fronts – race, homophobia… it's a tragedy beyond words in our community. pic.twitter.com/guoJbUXFml
— Van Jones (@VanJones68) February 21, 2019
Did you just compare this person to Jackie Robinson, surely not
— Mickhal C. Locklear (@mickhallocklear) February 22, 2019
I think it is an abomination for Van Jones to compare Jussie Smollett to Jackie Robinson. Robinson had his life threatened daily. Smollett had to pay people to threaten him.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) February 21, 2019
We think that’s what we heard, but maybe somebody spiked the punch at Twitchy HQ.
The fact that we can no longer smear Trump supporters over Smollett's hate crime hoax is a "set back" and "tragedy beyond words in our community." https://t.co/noYNl6QBSW
— Debra Heine (@NiceDeb) February 22, 2019
Unreal. But it’s very telling.
It's times like these that they show their true faces
— WeirdRalph (@weirdralph) February 22, 2019
It never fails.
Lol CNN is a total joke smh https://t.co/ahNnzCQwyn
— MRD? (@infinitynairobi) February 22, 2019
Van Jones compared Jussie Smollett to Jackie Robinson… What bizarro world are we living on? https://t.co/4354UVlN6e
— Paul Sacca (@Paul_Sacca) February 22, 2019
No Van, @JussieSmollett is no Jackie Robinson. don't go there and don't compare any of the black pioneers in sports to this idiot.
— Deplorable Latino (@rljrvip) February 22, 2019
And something tells us we’ve just seen the beginning of the spin from the Left.