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Actor Asks “When Was the Last Time An Actor Assassinated a President?”

Actor Johnny Depp made the comment to a crowd in England to loud cheers.

Actor Johnny Depp asked a crowd in England on Thursday, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”

The Telegraph had the report:

Introducing his 2004 film The Libertine, about a 17th-century poet who notoriously drank himself to an early death, the 54-year-old chose to discuss American politics.

“I think [Donald] Trump needs help,” he said. “There are a lot of dark places he could go.”

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?”

Depp was referring to actor John Wilkes Booth’s assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

But Depp is only the latest celebrity to insinuate that he’d like to see President Trump dead.

Kathy Griffin, in late May, held up a prop of Trump’s severed head during a photo shoot. Blood dripped from the head as she held it next to hers.

Former pop star Madonna said in January at the Women’s March that she had thought about “blowing up the White House” following Trump’s inauguration.

And washed-up rapper Snoop Dogg executed a clown-faced Trump with a prank gun in a March music video.