The United States has a proud history of pretty much letting anybody say anything they want to. It’s built in, right there in the constitution so we’ve kinda got to. But as we all hopefully learned as children; just because you can say something, doesn’t mean you should.
Of course, it’s no great surprise that President Trump has some haters out there, especially among the limousine liberals that populate southern California. However, one would think that the bad press that has come with aggressive a stance against the President (i.e. pretending to kill him in different ways) would have scared some of the more hateful off. Unfortunately, the ones would like to see him fail at any cost, just keep coming back for more.
Most recently Johnny Depp, Hollywood superstar, and outspoken liberal decided that he’d make a less than classy joke about the President and what he hopes happens to our President.
Via The Blaze:
Actor Johnny Depp apparently thought it would be entertaining to joke about assassinating President Donald Trump during a Thursday appearance at Glastonbury, a U.K.-based performing arts festival.
While introducing a screening of his 2004 film, “The Libertine,” Depp went off on a tangent and began discussing Trump with the audience.
“Can we bring Trump here?” he asked. As the crowd cheered — and jeered — he continued and said, “No, no, no; you’ve misunderstood completely.”
About the president, Depp added, “I think he needs help and there are a lot of wonderful dark, dark places he could go,” Depp told the crowd.
As the crowd both cheered and jeered, he defended himself and responded, “It is just a question – I’m not insinuating anything. By the way, this is going to be in the press. It will be horrible. I like that you are all a part of it.”
“When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” he asked, seeming to reference the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by actor John Wilkes Booth. “Now, 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.”
I still don’t understand when jokes about killing the President became ok. It’s almost like nobody learned anything from Kathy Griffith and her Presidental death joke. None of this is alright. Maybe it’s not actually illegal, but it sure is bad for the country, and the country doesn’t like it. Even many of the people who’ve never been Trump campaign supporters understand that this is not only bad manners, but it’s bad for the structure of our countries government. He won, and we’ve got to learn to deal with that. Petty outbursts are both childish and useless in their cause.
I’m happy to report that a few people spoke up on Twitter and showed their outrage with Depp’s comments:
Johnny Depp casually jokes about Trump assassination
Remember when GOP reps were shot days ago? https://t.co/iDjUU705p3
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) June 22, 2017
Don't Ever Let This Wouldbe Assassin Back into America: Johnny Depp incites for assassination of President Trump https://t.co/3uCGoRu4uJ
— BoolaBeulah????????❤️ (@beulahcrusoe) June 22, 2017
As great as that would be, it’s kinda now how free speech works. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander and we want to be able to speak freely.
Johnny Depp reportedly bankrupted himself putting several hundred million dollars up his nose. Now he jokes about killing Trump. #BrainDead
— Jack E. Rabbit (@TheJackOBrien) June 23, 2017
Now he might be onto something there.
— Chris McCorkle (@christinabernic) June 23, 2017
I’m pretty sure there the same before too, we’re just distracted with all the pretty.
Here’s what Depp had to say about President Trump before he was elected:
I guess he could still be right, maybe President Trump is working up some devious plan to destroy us all. Or maybe the rest of the world is going to get so sick of him that the bomb us to smithereens. After all, we’ve still got three and a half more years to be destroyed by our Commander in Chief. But as of right now, the only one doing damage to America is this guy and people like him who think it’s ok to ignore the respect that one should have for the man trying to lead the country.
Talk about a bunch of sore losers.
(Source: The Blaze)