Video, Statements Contradict Jussie Smollett Claims of MAGA Attack

More liberal angst against MAGA hats: the latest attack story also runs aground on rocky inconsistencies that video surveillance contradicts. (AP photo)

PJ Media – The incendiary story of an alleged hate crime attack targeting Empire actor Jussie Smollett immediately went viral yesterday, with media reporting the attackers made racial and anti-gay comments while using President Trump’s “MAGA” slogan during the 2 a.m. assault in downtown Chicago.

But conflicting versions of the incident from Smollett himself, and details reported by the media being outright contradicted by Chicago Police have raised questions about what actually happened.

Debra Heine noted on the PJ Media last night that police had found surveillance video of Smollett, but had not been able to find video of the alleged assailants.

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