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Empire Star Jussie Smollett: 'Trump is Truly One of the Worst People'

Empire Star Jussie Smollett: 'Trump is Truly One of the Worst People'

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Michael Muller

"I think that he is the mogul of hate. What he has done is capitalized on the fear of this nation.”

Jussie Smollett is actively speaking out against Donald Trump and his presidential campaign in every possible way. During an interview with Michelangelo Signorile for SiriusXM Progress and HuffPost Queer Voices, the Empire star and singer didn't hold back regarding his thoughts about Trump supporters, what Trump represents, and how important it is for everyone to stand against his campaign.

Smollet told Signorile, "I think that [Trump] is truly one of the worst people that has ever walked the face of this planet. I'm so emotional about it because I feel it so deeply. And I'm also ashamed. I'm embarrassed for our nation, that we allowed someone like this to get so far."

Smollett continued by addressing human complacency. "We have learned to just be okay with laughing at something. To just be like, 'Oh, this is a reality show.' But it's not a reality show. This is politics. This is something that is going to run our nation and in turn help run our world."

Perhaps Smollett's thoughts will urge others to consider the consequences of what's happening and could happen if individuals don't stand up. He added, "And for everybody that is supporting Trump: Fuck are you thinkin' about? Why the fuck?"

For a constant stream of Smollett's thoughts, follow his Twitter:

Read the entire article on HuffPost Queer Voices.

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