Donald Trump is speaking out about the attack on Empire star Jussie Smollett.
Responding to a question from reporter April Ryan, Trump said, “That I can tell you is horrible. It doesn’t get worse.”
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Smollett was attacked early Tuesday morning by two men who hurled homophobic and racist slurs at him, Chicago Police said. The attackers reportedly called Smollett “that f-ggot Empire n—er” before beating him and tying a noose around his neck. Smollett was able to get away and transport himself to a nearby hospital.
Police have since released photos of the suspects.
The actor’s Empire co-stars have spoken out about the attack, sending their well-wishes to Smollett.
Following the attack, Empire productions sources said security around the actor has been beefed up with Smollett receiving round-the-clock armed security.