Johnny Depp’s Trump Remarks Dominate Talk Radio
The fallout over Johnny Depp seemingly joking that he endorsed the killing of President Donald Trump continued practically unabated on conservative talk radio Friday.
“Anybody who is calling for the assassination of the president is so far past reason that we’re never going to get to them,” Glenn Beck said on his show. “How are you going to talk to the people who are shouting down and throwing Molotov cocktails? You’re not. You’re never going to talk to them.”
Most radio hosts weighed in on the controversy Friday after playing audio of Depp’s original comments that he made at the Glastonbury Festival in England the night before.
“Can we bring Trump here?” Depp asked a crowd. “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”
The reference, of course, was to actor John Wilkes Booth assassinating President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.
“I want to clarify: I’m not an actor. I lie for a living,” Depp continued.
The White House responded Friday with: “President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and it’s sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead. I hope that some of Mr. Depp’s colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly as they would if his comments were directed to a Democrat elected official.”
Depp later issued a statement to People magazine…