Maxine Waters is all about some Trump bashing. So she, of course, supported Smollett who claimed racist Trump supporters attacked him. The attack would have fit Water’s anti-Trump agenda.
Water was asked about the Smollett case and how she felt about it.
“It’s the correct thing that the charges were dropped,” Rep. Waters said. “First of all, we probably will never know all of the details. We’ve heard a lot of information. No one was hurt — that is, physically, killed, shot — he never committed a crime before, he forfeited the bail and it’s this kind of situation where they close the case all over the country every day. I learned this isn’t unsual.”
“A lot of attention because of who he is — he’s an extremely talented man who people have come to love because he is on TV. I’m hopeful that he will go on with his career and be successful.”
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“Waters, who has been one of Congress’ most vocal supporters of Smollett, attended the Empire star’s first concert after the allegedly staged attack. Addressing the Troubadour nightclub in West Hollywood on February 3rd, Smollett told a crowd which included Waters, movie producer Lee Daniels, and actor Wilson Cruz: “I had to be here tonight, y’all. I can’t let the motherfuckers win.”
Days prior, Waters toldThe Grio that President Trump’s “dog-whistling” was responsible for the attack on Smollett. “I know Jussie. I love him. His family’s a friend of mine. I know his sisters, I’ve met his mom, and I called already to Jazz, one of the sisters, to talk to her about what’s happening, what’s going on,” the California Democrat said.
“So she said he’s okay, he’s out of the hospital. We didn’t talk about it much more than that, but I was on my way to Chicago to see about him. You know what I’m saying? I love him; he’s a fantastic human being; he’s so giving.”