The gay Empire actor appeared alongside family members at a bond hearing regarding his felony charges.
The president tweets that Smollett insulted "tens of millions" of MAGA supporters.
The motive "pissed everybody off," said the Chicago police superintendent.
The Empire actor has been charged with falsifying a police report regarding his own alleged hate-crime attack.
The actor has been indicted by a grand jury for filing a false report to Chicago police regarding an alleged hate crime incident in January.
The actor now faces potential charges from the Chicago police. A grand jury is empaneled and hearing evidence.
But feel free to give us one.