Donald Trump Jr. appeared on “Fox & Friends” on Monday morning to give his opinions on the Jussie Smollett case, the Robert Mueller investigation, and alleged social media censorship.
Trump Jr. started the interview by criticizing the Mueller investigation.
“I’m old enough to remember two weeks ago when Mueller was going to be the savior,” Trump Jr. said. “[…] They’re not investigating actual crimes anymore.”
Although Trump Jr. verbally praised Chicago’s police chief, it didn’t stop him from taking his own shot at the city.
“Man, I’m really shocked that people in downtown Chicago, on the coldest night of the year, weren’t actually there wearing MAGA hats,” he said sarcastically while discussing the Smollett case.
“Because, you know, if you wore a MAGA hat in downtown Chicago, you probably wouldn’t last too long, OK? About two seconds until you get shot,” he joked.
This isn’t the first time that the Trumps have spoken about the topic of Chicago. President Donald Trump has often mentioned Chicago in his remarks on inner cities.
“African-Americans, Hispanics are living in hell because it’s so dangerous. You walk down the street, you get shot. In Chicago, they’ve had thousands of shootings,” the president said during one of his debates with Hillary Clinton in 2016.
In the interview on Monday, Trump Jr. further discussed hoax hate crimes and shared his personal belief that “it seemed like there were many more hoax hate crimes than there were actual.”
The president’s son acknowledged that “racism is still a very real problem in the country.” However, he immediately disregarded how certain people perceive racism, stating that “every grievance, everything that you can’t combat with fact, everything that you don’t like — oh, racist.”