At a memorial for slain police officers, the president seemed to refer to the former ‘Empire’ star as he complained about people who file false police reports.
‘In recent years another dangerous trend has begun, a number prosecutors in cities such as Philadelphia and Chicago have decided not to prosecute many criminals who pose a severe threat to public safety and community well being,’ he began. ‘Every prosecutor takes an oath not to uphold the law, not to advance a political agenda.’
President Donald Trump appeared to take a slap on Wednesday at the Cook County state’s attorney who let Jussie Smollett off the hook for filing a fake police report
Trump didn’t mention Smollett by name but the shot at Chicago and false police reports seemed to be aimed in the actor’s direction
He used Philadelphia as an example of a place where criminals are allegedly getting away with lenient sentences.
‘He was a good man. He’ll never be the same,’ he said. ‘But he may serve, this criminal, a sentence, that is very short.’
Trump said that three years isn’t enough. ‘Dangerous criminals must be punished to the fullest extent of the law. That’s the only language they understand,’ he said.
‘And those who file false police reports should face full legal consequences,’ he said to loud cheering.
Trump didn’t mention Smollett by name but the shot at Chicago and false police reports seemed to be aimed in the actor’s direction.
Chicago is considering a special prosecutor for the case that Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx inexplicably dropped.
Smollett’s is no longer on the program that was renewed this week for a final season after writing his character out of the show.