Washington- The White House responded Tuesday to actor Johnny Depp’s comments alluding to assassinating President Donald Trump, calling for Americans to boycott the actor and his films.
In another press conferance where cameras and all recording devices were not allowed, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer spoke to the actor’s disgusting comments.
“President Trump has usually condemned violence, and it’s sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead,” Spicer told Fox News, “I hope that some of Mr. Depp’s liberal colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric just as they did when Ted Nugent said all that silly stuff about President Obama. The American people can show their displeasure with their wallets and pocketbooks as well. Mr. Depp is playing in some Spiderman movie coming out. I don’t know he plays Batman or something in it and I would urge all Americans to boycott this film.”
At the Glastonbury Festival in the United Kingdom on Thursday, Depp asked an onlooking crowd: “When was the last time an actor assassinated a President?”
The question came after Depp brought up the topic of Trump.
“Can we bring Trump here?” he asked.
The crowd booed and roared, “No!”
“I think he needs help,” Depp said, as the crowd laughed.
The rhetorical query appeared to be a reference to John Wilkes Booth, the actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.
The Secret Service is aware of Depp’s comment, Secret Service staff assistant Shawn Holtzclaw told Fox News.
The Secret Service also said in a statement,”For security reasons, we cannot discuss specifically nor in general terms the means and methods of how we perform our protective responsibilities.”
The actor apologized for his remarks Friday in a statement to People magazine.
President Trump was reportedly furious about the remark and commented on it in his most recent Twitter tirade.
“I used to like Johnny Depp”, Trump Tweeted,”now I will never be able to watch one of his Star Wars Movies again, sad.”
Depp’s new film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”, premieres in theaters July 5th.