Already, according to a new report, more than 18 million people have heard Ellen Page, an actress, blame President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, for an “attack” on homosexual actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago.
Smollett reported the “attack” was tinged with homophobia and racism because the “attackers” shouted slurs at him, and screamed “This is MAGA country” at him.
Here’s the video of Page lashing out during a staged “Late Show” appearance.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) February 1, 2019
The problem, however, appears to be that Chicago police confirmed Monday they no longer consider Smollett a crime victim, and actually have evidence from his two alleged “attackers” that the whole thing might have been staged.
Smollett’s lawyers said Monday he has nothing to say now, but police are requesting another interview.
The Washington Examiner noted the number of people who have watched Page’s accusations “takes on new significance” in light of the fact authorities have learned the “two brothers told authorities that Smollett allegedly paid them to stage the attack.”
Page had said she was “fired up” about the policies of the Trump administration, and how those are affecting the LGBT community. She cited Pence’s opposition to same-sex marriage.
“The vice president of America wishes I didn’t have the love with my wife,” Page stated. She insisted people “connect the dots” between Trump and the alleged attack.
“If you are in a position of power and you hate people. And you want to cause suffering to them, you go through the trouble, you spend your career trying to cause suffering, what do you think is going to happen? Kids are going to be abused and they’re going to kill themselves and people are going to be beaten on the street,” she claimed.
The Examiner reported Page has yet to offer further public comment on the issue, just like many other politicians and celebrities – some of those people in positions of power – who have withheld further comment following the results so far of the police investigation into Smollett’s claims.