Conservatives reacted with skepticism on social media after construction on the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago was temporarily halted due to the discovery of a noose at the site.

“Definitely a hate crime,” conservative commentator Matt Walsh sarcastically tweeted in response to a New York Post report that construction on the former president’s library was halted after a noose was discovered.

“I don’t see any other reason why a rope would be on a construction site. Also, it’s Chicago. This is not a place known for hate crime hoaxes,” Walsh added.

Walsh’s reference to the infamous Chicago hate crime hoax involving Empire actor Jussie Smollet who claimed he was attacked by two Trump supporters in the middle of a snowstorm in 2019 before ultimately being convicted of organizing a hate crime.

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act and lowering health care costs for families at an event in the East Room of the White House
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“I’ll take ‘hate crime pranks’ for $3500, Alex,” Townhall’s Scott Morefield tweeted.

“Guess it’s #FakeNoose,” author Dinesh D’Souza tweeted.

“Surreeeee,” tweeted Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe.

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Former President Barack Obama Highlights Features of Obama’s Proposed Presidential Center
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Lakeside Alliance, the company building the $830 million presidential center, told the New York Post it immediately halted construction and notified police after a noose was found at the construction site Thursday morning.

“We are horrified that this is happening on our site and are offering a $100,000 reward to help track down the person(s) responsible for this shameful act. Lakeside Alliance remains committed to providing a work environment where everyone can feel safe, perform at their best, and be treated with dignity and respect,” the company statement read.

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The Obama Foundation told the New York Post that the incident was “a shameless act of cowardice” and Democratic Illinois Governor JB Pritzker called it “a breathtaking reminder of violence and terror inflicted on black Americans for centuries”.

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Former President Barack Obama waves to the crowd after casting his vote at an early voting site Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Chicago.
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The Chicago Police Department did not immediately respond to a Fox News Digital request for comment.

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