“Jail Time!” Trump Slams Snoop Dogg Assassination Video, Mocks MSNBC’s Tax Leak
“Jail Time!” Trump Slams Snoop Dogg Assassination Video, Mocks MSNBC’s Tax Leak by Tyler Durden
After a several day self-imposed silence, Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday morning, slamming both Snoop Dogg’s recent controversial music clip and last night’s MSNBC leak of his 2005 tax return.
Two days after rapper Snoop Dogg released a music video in which he shoots a “f–king clown” dressed as Trump with a toy gun, an angry Trump tweeted “Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!”
Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2017
As reported before, in the video Snoop Dogg says “this is the final call,” before pointing a gun at the head of a cigarette-puffing clown dressed as Trump and pulling the trigger, at which point a “bang” flag shoots out from the music star’s gun.
As the Wrap reported yesterday, a representative for the U.S. Secret Service said that the agency, which is responsible for the safety of President Trump, is “aware of” the video “Lavender,” which features Snoop Dogg shooting a clown-faced Trump stand-in with a toy gun. It is unclear whether the agency is investigating or planning to investigate the video, as the Secret Service spokesman said that the agency had no further public comment on the matter at this time.
Others criticized Snoop’s “artistic” vision previously: “We’ve had presidents assassinated before in this country, so anything like that, people should really be careful about that kind of thing,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told TMZ after news of the music video broke. “He should think about that a little bit. If the wrong person sees that and gets the wrong idea, you could have a real problem. I think people can disagree on policy, but we’ve got to be very careful about that kind of thing.”