”Empire” star Jussie Smollett got passionate about his hate for Donald Trump during an interview with Michelangelo Signorile on SiriusXM Progress.
Smollett, 32, has stood in solidarity with Trump rally protestors on his Twitter, but now voiced his support in conversation with Signorile.
“I think that they are brave women and men,” Smollett says. “I think that they are soldiers against hate. I think that he is the mogul of hate. That is what I will call him forever. What he has done is capitalized on the fear of this nation.”
In a fiery plea, Smollett continued on that he considers Trump someone people should be afraid of, not encouraging.
“I think that [Trump] is truly one the worst people that has ever walked the face of this planet,” Smollett says. “I can’t talk about him without getting heated and I get so emotional about it. 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.”
“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,” the actor and singer continued.
Smollett says he also doesn’t understand Trump supporters’ reasoning.
“And for everybody that is supporting Trump: Fuck are you thinkin’ about? Why the fuck?” Smollett says.