When will liberals learn that you don’t get to express a desire (which is incitement) to assassinate the president?
They certainly wouldn’t have let conservatives get away with saying such things about Barack Obama.
And yet, there was Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp telling an audience in England that he’d love to do just that to President Trump. From Sky News: Johnny Depp has joked about assassinating President Donald Trump while appearing on stage at the Glastonbury Festival.
He introduced his 2004 film The Libertine alongside director Julien Temple, but then began talking about religion and President Trump after questions from the 1,500-strong audience. He said: “I think he needs help and there are a lot of wonderful dark, dark places he could go. “It is just a question – I’m not insinuating anything.
“When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? 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.” The Trump-hating liberal crowd went wild. But, try as he did to “qualify” his remarks, Depp could be in big trouble. As noted above, the statement could be construed as incitement, which could lead to a criminal investigation. We’ve already seen with this month’s DC shooter how words have consequences. It was months of Democratic incitement against Republicans that resulted in that tragedy. Could Depp’s words cause yet another unhinged liberal to actually try to kill the president? Johnny Depp has issued an apology for a controversial comment about President Donald Trump, asking, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” “It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone,” the actor said in a statement to People on Friday. Depp’s joke, in reference to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth in 1865, was made during an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival. “I want to qualify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living,” he added at the U.K. music festival. “However, it has been a while and maybe it is time.”
Shortly after news broke of Depp’s comments, the White House issued a statement strongly condemning the joke and calling on others in Hollywood to speak out. “President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and it’s sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead,” the statement read. “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.” Source: