Donald Trump has finally condemned the horrific racist attack on Hollywood actor, Jussie Smollett.
At the White House, journalist April D. Ryan asked Trump about his feelings about the attack which has made global news.
"It was horrible. I’ve seen it, last night. I think that’s horrible. It doesn’t get worse, as far as I’m concerned.”
But of course, Trump used the attack as a segue to pitch for his border wall:
"As far as the people are concerned, many of those people wanted me to stay out, but I didn’t wanna do it cause people were getting hurt. What I think is the worst sin of all is the fact that we’re allowing people to come into this country and sell drugs and human traffic and do all of these horrible things, that if we had the simplicity of a well-constructed, beautiful barrier or wall, they wouldn’t be able to come into our country.
"That to me is the great sin. Everybody knows it works. I watched this morning, early in the morning, somebody trying to justify walls are immoral. If walls are immoral, maybe we should take down all the walls that are built right now. You will see a mess like you’ve never seen before.”
Watch Trump's response below.
Smollett was attacked early Tuesday morning by two men who hurled homophobic and racist slurs at him, before beating him and tying a noose around his neck.
Sen. Kamala Harris slammed the attack as a "modern day lynching."