In Chicago this evening, a jury found former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett guilty on five of six charges for staging a hate crime hoax that he tried to blame on Trump supporters.
That brings us to all the people in early 2019 who assumed Smollett’s claims were true in order to push a narrative that Trump supporters were racist and violent. There were many to choose from, but only two of them come from people who are now president and vice president.
Then presidential candidate Joe Biden had this to say at the time:
What happened today to @JussieSmollett must never be tolerated in this country. We must stand up and demand that we no longer give this hate safe harbor; that homophobia and racism have no place on our streets or in our hearts. We are with you, Jussie. https://t.co/o8ilPu68CM
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 30, 2019
Kamala Harris took the same tone and helped launch a narrative that has just taken a death spiral:
.@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery.
This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 29, 2019
Maybe somebody in the White House press corps can ask Jen Psaki if the president and VP would like to apologize for those tweets.
This dude. Proving himself to be a puppet and a complete fool. Day after day after day…. https://t.co/8Kwml3TS36
— CaliMama (@CaliMamaMAGA) December 9, 2021
This Aged Well wouldn't you say? 😏 🤣 https://t.co/4UpTJt0AYt
— CJ17Stormrider (@CJ17Stormrider) December 9, 2021
Get your screenshots while you can, folks. https://t.co/8QKpjeDS5Z
— Ozark Finesse Guy Redux (@DTReeves2) December 9, 2021
Literally the opposite of every single thing this guy says is true. https://t.co/OXyfgmVlyr
— not important enough to govern (@MarkMazman) December 9, 2021
Pretty much sums up Joe Biden pic.twitter.com/sXEWJso90V
— Abigail Marone 🇺🇸 (@abigailmarone) December 9, 2021
Yes, it does.