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Published On: Fri, Jun 23rd, 2017

Johnny Depp faces backlash after joking about President Trump assassination

At an appearance in England on Thursday, actor Johnny Depp joked about assassinating President Trump.

“I think he needs help and there are a lot of wonderful dark, dark places he could go,” Depp said at the drive-in movie theater in Glastonbury, where he introduced his 2004 film The Libertine.

“When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” he asked, referencing John Wilkes Booth assassinating President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

“I want to clarify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living,” Depp said. “However, it has been a while and maybe it is time.”

“By the way, this is going to be in the press and it’ll be horrible,” he said. “It’s just a question; I’m not insinuating anything.”

“Secret Service, we have video evidence of Johnny Depp threatening to assassinate President Trump. Please do something!” an account linked to Tennessee Republicans wrote on Twitter.

A White House official told Fox News, “President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and its sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead. 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.”

A United States Secret Service Official told Fox News, “The Secret Service is aware of the Mr. Depp’s comments. For operational security reasons, we do not discuss specifically or in general terms the means and methods of how we conduct our protective responsibilities.”

In the wake of the Virginia shooting, the type of violent language has been renounced during calls for unity.

Depp played Trump in a satirical video, attacking the GOP candidate, more HERE

Johnny Depp as Donald Trump video screenshot

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