Chicago's mayor blames Trump for Jussie Smollett hoax

Okay, admit it: you just knew President Donald J. Trump (R) was responsible for the Jussie Smollett...uh...incident.  Now Chicago's mayor, Rahm Emmanuel (Democrat — Republicans aren't allowed) just confirmed that the real perp of the real hate incident was none other than Trump himself.

"But he was thousands of miles away from Chicago that cold, cold night," an individual with a logical mind and a devotion to facts might point out.  However, a person with a logical mind and a devotion to facts — and an understanding of perverted, corrupt Democratic politics — would notice that these traits are irrelevant to Chicago justice.  

CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday emphatically urged President Trump to butt out of the ongoing drama over embattled "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett as he blamed him for creating a "toxic environment" where someone would allegedly fabricate such an attack.

"My recommendation is the president go to Opening Day baseball, sit on the sidelines and stay out of this," Emanuel told a group of reporters.

The mayor called Chicago a "Trump-free zone" and blamed the president for creating a "toxic" and "hate-filled" environment that allowed Smollett to think he could get away with faking a hate crime.

"Let me be clear about something. The only reason Jussie Smollett thought he could take advantage of a hoax about a hate crime is because of the environment, the toxic environment that Donald Trump created," Emanuel said.

"This is a president who drew a moral equivalency between people who are trying to perpetuate bigotry and those who are trying to fight bigotry.

"As somebody who has started his own journey in politics fighting the neo-Nazis in Skokie and then down to Marquette Park, President Trump should literally take his politics, move it aside."

Uh, no, but why bother arguing with Emanuel, who is on his way out?  He needs to save his own skin, not to mention his associates', from this truly bizarre case that will continue to inflict more damage on the city and countless others, both innocent and guilty.  That is the real "toxic environment" that Jussie Smollett created — "a toxic, vicious cycle" with much, much more toxicity  to come. 

I blame Jussie Smollett for it.

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