Johnny Depp Made An Assassination Joke About Trump

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Johnny Depp made a joke about assassinating President Trump during his appearance at the 2017 Glastonbury Festival in England Thursday.

“Can we bring [Donald] Trump here?” the 54-year-old actor said while discussing his 2004 film “The Libertine,” according to The Telegraph. (RELATED: Don Jr. Hits Back After Kathy Griffin Joked About Beheading Trump)

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“I think Trump needs help,” he added. “I’m not insinuating anything, by the way this will be in the press and it will be horrible, but when was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”

The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star appeared to be referencing actor John Wilkes Booth assassinating Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

Depp then responded to the loud cheers and hollers by clarifying that he was not an “actor.”

“I want to clarify,” Depp explained. “I’m not an actor. I lie for a living.”

The comment follows a series of similar attacks on Trump by celebrities.

Last month, a photo of comedian Kathy Griffin holding a severed, bloody head of Trump was published. The picture brought outrage on both sides of the political aisle. Soon after, Griffin apologized and admitted she went “too far.”

“I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong,” Griffin tweeted along with a video message.

 

 

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