Rahm Blames Trump for Smollett’s Actions

2019 March 29
by bc3b

We all knew this was coming.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wasn’t really upset with Jussie Smollett’s actions. What he was upset with was that State’s Attorney could be so f’king stupid as to shine a national spotlight on Chicago and Cook County, showing how corrupt they are.

After all, the way Kim Foxx handled the case was “The Chicago Way.” The problem is that “The Chicago Way” is hardly something you want to be showcased nationally. “The Chicago Way” is most effective when done in secret and dark of night.

But, as Rahm always says, “Never let a crisis go to waste.”

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday emphatically urged President Trump to butt out of the ongoing drama over embattled “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett as he blamed him for creating a “toxic environment” where someone would allegedly fabricate such an attack.

“My recommendation is the president go to Opening Day baseball, sit on the sidelines and stay out of this,” Emanuel told a group of reporters.

The mayor called Chicago a “Trump-free zone” and blamed the president for creating a “toxic” and “hate-filled” environment that allowed Smollett to think he could get away with faking a hate crime.

“Let me be clear about something. The only reason Jussie Smollett thought he could take advantage of a hoax about a hate crime is because of the environment, the toxic environment that Donald Trump created,” Emanuel said.

“This is a president who drew a moral equivalency between people who are trying to perpetuate bigotry and those who are trying to fight bigotry.


The mayor continued: “He’s created a toxic environment and now he’s created a toxic, vicious cycle in my view. The only reason Jussie Smollett thought he could get away with this hoax about a hate crime is because of the environment President Trump created.”

Emanuel is a frequent critic of the president, who said this week he’d have federal authorities look into the tangled Smollett case. The mayor said Trump and Smollett are part of the same “vicious, toxic cycle,” a cycle he wants to break.

Hat tip: Fox News

41 Responses leave one →
  1. 2019 March 29 8:58 am
    justrand permalink

    please find Emanuel’s corrected statement below:

    ““Let me be clear about something. The only reason Jussie Smollett thought he could take advantage of a hoax about a hate crime is because of the environment, the toxic environment that Donald Trump we Democrats and our butt-buddies in the media created,” Emanuel said.

    He then went on to note that: “Further, we don’t need the FBI or President Trump nosing around in Chicago, since that will make it harder to negotiate my ‘fee’ for making this whole thing go away”.

  2. 2019 March 29 8:59 am
    bc3b permalink

    Let’s recap:
    * 16 counts brought by a grand jury dismissed by Cook County State’s Attorney Office
    * Chicago Police not informed of “emergency” hearing which basically cleared Smollett and erased a criminal record
    * Penalty: forfeiture of $10,000 bond and two days of community service, paling around with Jesse Jackass and the folks at PUSH
    * State’s Attorney who once claimed to recuse herself didn’t really recuse herself; that would have required her office turning prosecution over to another county’s prosecutor’s office
    * State’s Attorney’s stooge took much of the heat and now claims that Smollett isn’t really exonerated and that the state really had a solid case, but since Smollett isn’t violent ….
    * Chicago Police send Smollett a bill for $130,000, but since he has not been charged with any crimes and claims he’s innocent, why would he be required to pay?

    It’s all “The Chicago Way”

  3. 2019 March 29 9:07 am
    bc3b permalink

    You knew Rham was going to try to make nice with the left since he was forced to go off the rails.

    Rahm committed a couple of mortal sins of the left. A black person cannot do anything wrong. A gay man can’t do anything wrong. A gay black man could never, ever do anything wrong,

  4. 2019 March 29 9:14 am
    drdog09 permalink

    It was toxic before Trump, it will be toxic after Trump. Right Rahm??

    This piece lays it out better than I ever will —
    The Slogan That Unleashed This Hell

  5. 2019 March 29 9:25 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Let’s hope he gets it in gear.
    Would be nice if Trump could populate the gov’t with his appointees before he terms out.

    Leader McConnell
    Today I took the first step under regular order towards ending systematic obstruction on nominees and getting the Senate back to its normal pattern for handling presidential nominations.


  6. 2019 March 29 9:47 am
    justrand permalink

    Excellent ZeroHedge article, as always.

    Parts of it reminded me of ‘Animal Farm’, where the pigs kept tightening their control by finding ways other animals were not good enough Party Members.

  7. 2019 March 29 9:59 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    I love the memes that Tito Puraw posts in the comment section of PowerLine’s “The Week In Pictures”.
    He has an account on Gab. Yay!

  8. 2019 March 29 12:20 pm

    I kept telling peeps on gwp who were like “see even rahm is saying this is bad”… it’s all theater, the chief may not be entirely in on it, but the mayor certainly is.

    Funny under Obama he couldn’t get enough of the FBI being “involved” in chicago leo actions\non-actions but now he’s all concerned, too bad, it’s not his call.

    5 – Don’t hold your breath, particularly for anyone not cocaine-approved.

  9. 2019 March 29 12:36 pm

    “Well, these tactics will virtually guarantee that any future Democrat administration is subjected to this same paralysis. Everybody will be doing it. Is this how American government is going to work from here on out? Whichever party loses the White House basically prohibits the new president from standing up an administration? ”

    Yes Mitch, only as you know it’ll only be a one-sided affair because you and your crew refuse to play hardball, even on scotus nominees you have to be pushed to the absolute brink before throwing a punch back. It’s definitely on them, but in some ways you built this, because for decades you’ve let them get away with murder.

  10. 2019 March 29 2:56 pm
    justrand permalink

    KH, its also a one-way deal because in order to paralyze the incoming Administration you need a COMPLICIT media. The media would have made fun of, and then run away from the “Russia Dossier” if it was aimed at a Democrat.

  11. 2019 March 29 2:58 pm
    Eph permalink


    My prediction of Bernie Sanders winning the nomination from 2 years ago is spot on…

  12. 2019 March 29 3:24 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Beware this fairy tale, for if borne out, it is only extinguished when there are no more targets.

  13. 2019 March 29 3:27 pm

    10 – Yup would have been treated as bad joke. Damn right about that.

    I got a story I’d like to share more about, but what I can share now is crying chuck and gov of ny are pulling some shady shit regarding ny ng mil spending. In particular a item that was just a 9mil$ long term renovation plan for mainly lead remediation at a queens NG armory and is now quickly trying to turn it into nearly a billion dollar proposal (which ng doesn’t even want) now just to try to keep Trump from taking any funds for border and primarily doing it all just to try and make a talking point out of it (think: ‘trump axing billion from home state for border wall’). I gotta get some permission to see if I can share more detail but it’s so ridiculous idk how I (or the person who’s informing me on this) can keep quiet about it and shenanigans going on with it. Reminds me of this:

    only even more corrupt and purely for politics.

  14. 2019 March 29 3:39 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    KH, 14, if you decide to push out the info, you might contact her:

    Or the White House. I don’t think a “regular” reporter or anyone in a military chain of command would be worthwhile.

  15. 2019 March 29 4:15 pm
    justrand permalink

    Drdog, where is #13 from?

    My only quibble with the end is that there IS a “monster” coming…it is called We The People, and we’re well armed and fed up.

    As long as Trump is in power we will, I believe, give him the chance to hold the Left somewhat in check. When he is gone, the Left will try to run wild…and then the “monster” will emerge.

  16. 2019 March 29 4:22 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Finaland. Perus is a Finnish nationalist party currently holding 39 seats in the legislature there. The Finns are not happy with either the newcomers or the bankers.

  17. 2019 March 29 4:42 pm

    15 – I thought about her, probably not big\bombshell-enough for her, I thought maybe Goodwin at the NYPost might be someone to tip-off so long as I can manage to keep the source out of it at least directly, ie let an investigative reporter check all this shit out for themselves as my source is probably not permitted to talk much about this to the press without repercussions eventually coming down from on high. No good deed goes unpunished.

    I also wondering if attention would help these assholes more then help, since some in the NG apparatus are trying to push back quietly against this but the pressure from upstate and chucky I’m told is immense, so immense even one of the firms involved is considering filing phone harassment charges for the amount of daily calls they get from said state\senate offices wanting some sort of update on the latest rework of proposals.

    WH is littered with turncoats and leakers so that option is definite no-go even if source wants me pass it on.

  18. 2019 March 29 4:43 pm
    justrand permalink

    The Finns have a wonderful history of resisting, even in the face of overwhelming odds…the Soviets learned that the hard way in WWII. Simo Häyhä …White Death

  19. 2019 March 29 5:15 pm

    16 – It’s funny for how long creepy joe story and memes have been around and only now the left maybe just maybe wants to talk about it? You know certain candidates or perhaps dnc itself is behind this if finally gets any msm traction .

  20. 2019 March 29 5:22 pm

    21 – As is that more mild last part about HW and 1980.

  21. 2019 March 29 5:36 pm

    Some have posted about the Ford’s issues before, btw now there are more fking problems, this time with the power plant, at least it’s the turbines and not the reactors, still add another 3mo to the dry docking. :eyeroll:


    What concerns me isn’t so much that the first of this line has seemingly non-stop problems (I real the mag elevator problems are finally resolved), it’s that 3 others are underway being built, 2 of them well into construction, before even working even the major problems and kinks out, and it still hasn’t even been shock tested, while at the same time the navy is now pushing to retire the Truman like 20 years early.

  22. 2019 March 29 5:51 pm


    I’m sure there are ulterior purposes to these comments, but now you have the former Obama guy at least on the record saying it’s a real crisis. crisis\emergency… word semantics. Somehow I doubt this will get repeated much, based on just the faces of the other people who did not look happy with his answer.

  23. 2019 March 29 5:52 pm
    Eph permalink

    22. KH,

    About 30 years is my guess.

    And if the DNC is behind this drop then my guess is old Joe takes the zero for 2020. He can take a hint.

  24. 2019 March 29 6:39 pm
    bc3b permalink

    It’s always nice Williams lose. It’s great to see him get destroyed. Sorry Mullet.

  25. 2019 March 29 9:33 pm
    mulletover permalink

    The Tarheels definitely experienced a Class A azz whipping tonight.

  26. 2019 March 30 6:17 am
    bc3b permalink

    It appears the Chicago court not only sealed Jussie Smollett’s records; it destroyed them:


  27. 2019 March 30 6:31 am
    justrand permalink

    TLS, your son is still Lord of the Brackets…though not as far out front as before! Congrats!

    and Jim is looking strong at #2

    I’m a weak #3 (sigh)

    Alas, it looks like MoTown is NO-town this year 🙂 (unless Virginia wins it all…of course)

  28. 2019 March 30 8:49 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Aren’t we due some Ice Girls before long? 🙂

    Biden doesn’t recall the kissing incident? Well, he gloms onto so many girls and women, he can be forgiven for misremembering one occurrence.

  29. 2019 March 30 8:50 am
    justrand permalink

    I wish it wasn’t NEWS to find an honest judge who absolutely GETS IT!

    This one does. Here is a quote from his decision:

    ==> Nothing in the Second Amendment makes lethality a factor to consider because a gun’s lethality, or dangerousness, is assumed. The Second Amendment does not exist to protect the right to bear down pillows and foam baseball bats. It protects guns and every gun is dangerous.


  30. 2019 March 30 8:54 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    I’ve seen some pretty strong oppo research where Dems are trashing other Dems.
    I think Warren has been hit a few times, she has enemies inside the Party.
    And now Biden is taking some hits. People speculate that Obama is pulling the strings in order to help his fave: Kamala.

    An analyst I respect says to watch the gay Mayor.
    Here’s a super positive article about him and his “husband”.

    Here’s a comment on the article: “I think he’s the worst of the lot. Articulate, good looking and sounds saner than the others. Yet still going strong on the fascist route. He’s level with fauxahontas and gaining on some others. America may or may not be ready for a gay president but I’m thinking the voters might go for someone who is pretending to be centrist.”

  31. 2019 March 30 8:59 am
    Eph permalink


    If the Dims are relying on a homo mayor then 2020 is in the books. Perhaps an audition for 2024.

  32. 2019 March 30 8:59 am
    justrand permalink

    good point, Jim.

    of course, the only reason Biden is getting the “MeToo” treatment is that the DNC powers want him OUT of the race before it starts. Bernie, Biden and Warren are all Dead Pols Walking.

    Kamela “Ceiling Tiles” Harris, Cory “Spartacus” Booker and Kirsten “I didn’t Mean It” Gillibrand are safe…for now.

    Ultimately, the Dems only care about SKIN COLOR, AGE, and GENDER. Qualifications beyond those criteria are unnecessary, and frankly disqualifying. That’s why Amy Klobuchar has been soooo careful to never do ANYTHING! (okay, she’s incapable of doing anything…but whatever)

  33. 2019 March 30 9:35 am
    mulletover permalink

    The dems would run the jackass if they thought it could win.

  34. 2019 March 30 9:41 am
    TLS permalink

    #30 when I pointed that out to him this morning, he said he won’t be trying anything new for the rest of the year because his beginner’s luck is all used up

  35. 2019 March 30 10:25 am
    justrand permalink

    frankly, TLS, I think he SHOULD get cocky…but here’s a clip for him anyway:

  36. 2019 March 30 10:29 am
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal –

    South Bend has the highest crime rate of any Indiana city.

    Sunday is ice girls day.

    For the second straight week Powerline’s final Pictures of the Week is disappointingly overdressed.

  37. 2019 March 30 2:29 pm
    justrand permalink

    Twitter “accidentally” suspended the account promoting the movie ‘Unplanned’…a PRO-LIFE movie out this weekend.

    weird how 100% of these “accidents” go like this, eh?

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