White House Responds To Johnny Depp’s Assassination Joke

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Johnny Depp found himself in some hot, kraken-infested water on Thursday night after joking about assassinating Donald Trump.

In case you missed the kerfuffle over the past few hours, it was at Glastonbury where he asked the crowd to “bring Trump here?”

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Then when they booed, he said:

“You misunderstand completely. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”

Eesh! He even knew he was going to get in trouble, saying afterward “this is going to be in the press and it’ll be horrible.” Well, it isn’t good, Johnny.

Now the White House has released their official response, and they got strangely partisan with it:

“President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and it’s 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.”

It’s a fair point. No one should ever threaten to actually kill the president, not even in jest — and that shouldn’t be a party issue.

Why, if someone told Barack Obama to come down to where he lived and suck on his machine gun and was even the target of a Secret Service investigation over his continued veiled comments, we’re sure the violence-condemning Trump would be horribly offended and not later invite him to the White House and shake his hand.

We’ll just leave this totally unrelated Facebook post here.

[Image via CNN/Kento Nara/Future Image/WENN.]

Jun 23, 2017 1:00pm PDT