Old tweets of US President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Nancy Celebrity and a host of other Democrat celebrities have resurfaced showing them support Jussie Smollett on the same day as the alleged January 2019 attack, which he has now been convicted of faking.
Hours after the staged beating by Smollett, who is black and gay, Biden, then a presidential candidate, tweeted: ‘What happened today to @jussiesmollett must never be tolerated in this country.
‘We must stand up and demand that we no longer give this hate safe harbor; that homophobia and racism have no place on our streets or in our hearts. We are with you, Jussie.’
Kamala Harris, then a presidential candidate, wrote; ‘Jussie Smollett is one of the kindest, most gently human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery. This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate’
As at press time, their tweets are still on their accounts, and attracted a host of mocking comments in the wake of Smollett’s guilty verdict.
Former president Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr also got in on the act, sharing a collage of pro-Jussie tweets sent by top liberals, and added his own sarcastic commentary
He captioned his post: ‘#JusticeForJussie we got him guys we got the guy that did this heinous act. #juicy’
On Twitter, Donald Trump Jr replied to another old tweet from civil rights campaigner the Reverend Al Sharpton saying ‘the guilty must face the maximum.’
The former president’s son added: ‘I’m with you Al, I think all of America is with you on this one. The guilty must face the maximum.’
Trump Jr later added his own sarcastic thoughts to the matter, tweeting: ‘I’m just happy to live in a country where people will go to jail for attacking a gay black man… There’s absolutely no place for that s**t in America, or anywhere else, and I am happy the perpetrator was brought to justice.’
Smollett could face 20 years in jail but since it’s his first crime the judge could pass down a custodial sentence or put him on probation .