A common refrain from the left in opposition to President Donald Trump is that his coarse language and rhetoric have engendered and promoted more “violence” in our society, even as most of the political violence seen over the past couple of years has been committed by individuals tied to the left.
There have been countless threats of violence from people on the left against Trump, his family, members of his administration and his millions of supporters across the nation, and some of those threats have come from celebrities.
Fox News compiled a list — by no means exclusive — of some of the entertainers who have threatened violence against Trump, whether in a joking or serious manner.
Chief among those Trump-hating celebrities is comedian Kathy Griffin, who infamously posed ISIS-style holding up a prop designed to appear as if it were Trump’s bloody severed head. She, of course, faced incredible backlash over her despicable photo stunt, which she has ludicrously blamed on Trump himself.
Then there was actor Johnny Depp, who at an event in the United Kingdom joked about the need to assassinate the president. Depp said, in reference to the man who murdered President Abraham Lincoln, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” He then added, “I want to clarify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it has been a while and maybe it is time.”
Singer Madonna, while participating in the Women’s March that took place the day after Trump’s inauguration, informed the crowd of Trump-hating women, “I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.”
Actor Charlie Sheen, in the aftermath of the deaths of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, tweeted, along with the middle finger emoji, “Dear God; Trump next, please! Trump next, please! Trump next, please! Trump next, please! Trump next, please! Trump next, please!”
During the 2016 campaign season, actor Mickey Rourke was overheard by a TMZ reporter threatening to beat Trump — “the biggest scumbag on the planet” — with a baseball bat while he also disparaged the future first lady as a “golddigger.” Rourke said, “F— him, f— the horse he rode in on. I think his wife is one of the biggest golddiggers around.”
Actor Adam Pally, asked by TMZ about time travel and who he wouldn’t want to spend any time with if he could do so, responded by saying he would “have to kill Trump or Hitler” if he were able to travel back in time and do so.
And then there is the rapper Snoop Dogg, who produced a video for a song featuring a clown that resembled Trump being shot in the head with a toy gun wielded by the Trump-hating rapper.
As noted, the list compiled by Fox was nowhere near all-inclusive. Among those it neglected to include is Broadway star Carole Cook, who seemed to echo Depp and jokingly replied when asked a question about Trump, “Where’s John Wilkes Booth when you need him?”
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was chosen as Trump’s replacement as the host of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” responded to a tweet from Trump criticizing the show’s lower ratings by joking in an interview that in response to the tweet, “I called my assistant and said, ‘I think what we really should do is request a meeting and go back to New York.’ And then we just smash his face into the table.”
And then there is actor Robert De Niro, who in a video rant published during the 2016 campaign called Trump a host of insulting names and declared, “I’d like to punch him in the face.”
There no doubt have been other major and minor celebrities who have — perhaps jokingly, perhaps with more serious intent — spoken of causing harm or inflicting violence on Trump and/or his family.
Do we even need to address the threats that have been posed directly toward first lady Melania Trump or, even worse, toward the president’s young son, Barron?
Liberals may find these threats of violence against the president funny, but it is doubtful that the Secret Service has done much laughing about them.
Keep these sick remarks in mind the next time you hear liberals lamenting how much damage Trump supposedly has done to civil discourse and respect for the office of the presidency.
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