Maxine Waters Blames President Trump for Attack on ‘Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollett
WATERS: "I’m pleased that he’s doing okay. But we have to understand this is happening for a reason. Why all of a sudden do we have people unable to study while black, unable to mow a lawn while black, unable to have picnic while black, and being attacked? It’s coming from the President of the United States. He’s dog whistling every day. He’s separating and dividing, and he’s basically emboldening those folks who feel this way, maybe never said and never talked about it, never could act it out, but now they're on it."