Donald Trump dragged Jussie Smollett during a speech in Chicago on Monday, comparing the actor’s claims of the “MAGA” hate crime earlier this year to the current impeachment inquiry.

“It is a scam,” the U.S. President said at the rally. “A real big scam. Just like the impeachment of your president is a scam.”

“Then you look what is going on. Smollett is still trying to get away with it,” Trump continued. “He would have been better off is he paid his $100,000 bill.”

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Trump later called the incident a “hate crime,” “And he said MAGA country did it – MAGA country… That’s a hate crime.”

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot quickly called out Trump’s comments, calling them “ignorant buffoonery.”

“It’s no surprise that @realDonaldTrump brought his insulting, ignorant buffoonery to Chicago,” she wrote. “Luckily, in this city, we know the truth and we will not let anyone — no matter how high the office — denigrate who we are as a people or our status as a welcoming city.”

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Back in January, Smollett, who was then a star on the show “Empire”, filed a police report claiming that two men yelled “MAGA country” (referencing Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”) after pouring bleach on him and tied a rope around his neck.

After police revealed that they believed that Smollett staged the attack, the actor was indicted on more than a dozen charges. While the charges were dropped, the city of Chicago is suing Smollett to recover the $130,000 for police work spent on the alleged hoax crime.

This isn’t the first time Trump has slammed the attack, he tweeted after Smollett’s arrest: “What about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments!? #MAGA.”