Johnny Depp hasn’t hidden his dislike of President Trump, but yesterday he took things entirely too far.
Whether it was a publicity stunt or the actor was serious is unknown, but calling for the assassination of a President is never a smart move. That’s right, Depp joined Kathy Griffin and others in calling for the targeted killing of our President while speaking at a British music festival on Thursday and “joked” about an “actor” assassinating a President, the Daily Mail reported.
The Hollywood veteran was at Glastonbury promoting his new film when he asked the crowd “Can we bring Trump here? I think he needs to help,” which was immediately met by jeers. So to recover and get the crowd going, he then suggested that he may assassinate President Trump.
Check it out:
Appearing on stage to introduce a screening of his film The Libertine, Depp asked a crowd of party-goers: ‘When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?’
They cheered in response, their enthusiasm seeming to surprise the 54-year-old who shrugged as they applauded him.
Launching his attack on the president, Depp said: ‘Can we bring Trump here? I think he needs help,’ he said, attracting boos.
Then, almost under his breath, he said: ‘This is going to be in the press and it’ll be horrible but I like that you’re all a part of it,’ before making his assassination remark.
The disturbing comments come on the heels of a typical Democrat voter opening fire on the Congressional baseball game, leaving five injured and nearly killing Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, who had to have numerous surgeries to save his life. At the time, folks on the right and left called for people to tone down their rhetoric, as it’s believes the now-departed shooter was radicalized by the inflammatory language used against the President and conservatives alike.
Meanwhile, a short time before the shooting, Kathy Griffin destroyed her career when she posed for a picture holding the severed head of the President, as if she were an ISIS terrorist who had just decapitated him.
For the record, the last time an actor assassinated a president was in 1865, when John Wilkes Booth gunned down Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C.
Let’s hope history doesn’t repeat itself.