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President Trump Calls Out Jussie Smollett On Twitter

CHICAGO (CBS)-- Hours after Jussie Smollett was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, President Donald Trump called out the actor on Twitter.

The "Empire" actor turned himself in to Chicago police early Thursday morning, after he was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly staging a racist and homophobic attack against himself last month in Streeterville.

In an interview on "Good Morning America," Smollett said his alleged attacker referred to Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again."

Smollett turned himself in at the Central District police station at 18th and State streets around 5 a.m., police said. He made no statement to police.

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Jussie Smollett arrested for filing a false police report after saying he was attacked in a racially motivated incident. (Credit: Chicago Police)

He is expected in bond court Thursday at 1:30 p.m.


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