Snoop Dogg’s latest video is controversial. The rapper was riding that anti-Trump wave for some free press. But he’s getting more attention than he bargained for.
ClashDaily covered the video’s release here:
The video depicts an America populated by clowns, including the President named ‘Ronald Klump’. Unsurprisingly, he looks quite a bit like President Trump. After the clown President says he will ‘deport all dogs’, it shows Snoop shooting the captured President with a toy gun. The video also shows the President chained up.
Two days after the rapper released a clip from his remix ‘Lavender’ that depicts him pointing and then firing a toy gun at a clown who is very clearly made to look like the current commander-in-chief, President Trump is lashing out on Twitter.
‘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!’ wrote President Trump on his personal account at 7am on Wednesday…
…Snoop also seems to have anticipated President Trump’s tweet somehow, particularly the description of his career as ‘failing,’ having posted an Instagram photo just a few hours earlier of himself in front of his trophy case.
There was no caption on the photo.
President Trump’s tweet on Wednesday came just a few minutes after the video was discussed on his morning show of choice, ‘Fox & Friends.’
Fox News reporter Abby Huntsman criticized the rapper on the program and said that Secret Service was looking into the incident 10 minutes before President Trump wrote on Twitter.
Huntsman called the ‘mock assassination’ a ‘disgusting attack on Donald Trump’ that was ‘sparking nationwide outrage.’
Read more: Daily Mail
Here is President Trump’s tweet:
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
An excellent point.
But then, Snoop Dogg wouldn’t do that. He was a big fan of Barry. He even smoked a joint in a bathroom at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. when he went to meet Obama.
With this video, Snoop didn’t just get the attention of the President.
The Secret Service took notice, too.
A representative for the U.S. Secret Service told TheWrap on Tuesday 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…
…Since the video was released, it has drawn criticism from U.S. senator and hip-hop fan Marco Rubio, who said that the rapper should be “very careful” about such depictions.
“Snoop shouldn’t have done that … You know, we’ve had presidents assassinated before in this country, so anything like that is really something that you should be very careful about,” Rubio told TMZ.
The senator continued, “I think people can disagree … [but] you’ve got to be very careful about that kind of thing, because the wrong person sees that and gets the wrong idea, you can have a real problem. So I’m not sure what Snoop was thinking, he should think about that a little bit.”
Read more: The Wrap
The anti-Trump sentiment in America is ferocious.
ClashDaily has a massive list of the calls for Trump’s assassination, just since the Election.
It’s no joke to call for a Presidential assassination.