Back in 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. And on Thursday, while appearing at the Glastonbury Festival in South West England, Johnny Depp got himself into hot water after he joked about the last time an actor had killed a president.
Before introducing his 2004 movie The Libertine to festivalgoers, Depp waded into the cesspool of Donald Trump.
“Can we bring Trump in?” Depp asked. “No, no, no. You misunderstand completely. I think he needs help. And this is going to be in the press, and it’ll be horrible, but I like that you are all part of it.
“When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” Depp went on to say. “I want to clarify: I’m not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it’s been a while. And maybe it’s about time.”
And now, of course, the Secret Service is looking into the incident, the same way it looked into Kathy Griffin after she made a video with a prop of a severed head of Trump.
“We actively monitor open-source reporting, including social media networks, and we evaluate potential threats. For security reasons, we cannot discuss specifically nor in general terms the means and methods of how we perform our protective responsibilities,” the agency said in a statement.
Those on social media who like to protect their orange leader are crying foul and, of course, blaming liberals:
This incident could only result in Depp getting an open invitation to the White House. I mean, that’s what happened when Ted Nugent called for Trump supporters to kill Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Wait, so that’s not how it works, huh?