Another liberal celebrity has “joked” about assassinating President Trump.
In an appearance in England, Johnny Depp said he thinks Donald Trump needs help reports The Guardian. But he wasn’t talking about helping Trump successfully lead the American people; he was talking about helping him into his grave. “There are a lot of wonderful dark, dark places he could go,” commented Depp. People in the crowd cheered his dark words.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star quickly said he wasn’t “insinuating” anything, but then he asked, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” Of course, he was referencing the 1865 assassination of Abraham Lincoln by actor John Wilkes Booth.
He continued, “I want to qualify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it has been a while and maybe it is time.”
Depp’s words are especially ill-timed and insensitive after a left-wing gunman attempted to assassinate several GOP legislators—successfully injuring House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others.
It is unheard of for a president to receive so many death threats from celebrities. Depp joins Madonna, Snoop Dogg, Kathy Griffin, and The Public Theater in the list of celebrities who have hinted—or outright said—they would like to kill the president. Why is the left-wing rhetoric so violent?
The White House released a statement in response Depp's aggressive comments on Friday. "President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and it's sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead,"says the White House in reference to Trump's comments after Scalise's shooting. "I hope that some of Mr. Depp's colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly as they would if his comments were directed to a Democrat elected official."
On Friday, Depp issued an apology, reports The Hill.
“I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump,” Depp said in a statement to People magazine. “It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone.”
Still, people don't think his apology was enough.
Almost across the board, everyone believes he should suffer the consequences of his words, especially after his wife accused him of domestic abuse last year. This is not a man who should be prominent in Hollywood.