US President Donald Trump has taken to the social media platform, Twitter, to express his outrage over a new film clip that shows a clown representation of him with a toy gun pointed at him.
The film clip for the song Lavender by Canadian music group BADBADNOTGOOD and features legendary hip-hop star Snoop Dogg. In the clip, society is portrayed by clowns, and after a police officer shoots a clown in his car, mirroring real life events between police and African-Americans in the US, Snoop takes it out on clown President Ronald Klump.
The conclusion of the video the rapper holds a toy gun to the head of Klump and pulls the trigger showing a “bang” flag. Later the clown President is shown alive and chained up.
President Trump tweeted after the release of the video:
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
President Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, took it a step further and told TMZ, “Snoop owes the president an apology”.
Mr Cohen added, “There’s absolutely nothing funny about an assassination attempt on a president, and I’m really shocked at him because I thought he was better than that.” He continued, “I’m not really sure I understand the artistic value to having somebody dress up as Trump and firing a weapon at him”.
“I certainly would not have accepted it if it was President Obama. I certainly don’t accept it as President Trump, and in all fairness, it’s not funny, it’s not artistic.” Mr Cohen stated before adding, “Shame on you, Snoop”.
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