Hollywood A-lister Johnny Depp found himself in hot water over the weekend after he called for President Donald Trump to be assassinated. Days later, Eric Trump fired back by letting Depp know that he should focus on dealing with “his own problems” rather than calling for the president of the United States to be assassinated.
“You see Johnny Depp and what he said, you know, ‘assassinate the president.’ Johnny Depp has his own problems, he has his own problems. Why don’t you go back to making movies and doing your own thing?” Eric told Fox News on Sunday, according to The Hill.
This came after Depp asked the audience at the Glastonbury Festival in England “when was the last time an actor assassinated a president.” The backlash against him was immediate, and Depp issued a desperate apology hours later.
“I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump,” Depp said in a statement to People magazine. “It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone.”
Eric Trump has previously spoken out about the relentless attacks his family has faced. He’s pointed out that even his wife, who is seven months pregnant, and his 11 year-old brother Barron seem to be fair game.
“I have a pregnant wife. She’s seven months pregnant. If you just saw some of the comments that she receives from people, I mean, I couldn’t honestly say them on the air because they are so ghastly. But they are willing to attack a pregnant lady, somebody who is seven months pregnant,” Eric said. “They are willing to attack an 11-year-old boy, meaning my brother Baron who lives in the White House and at a fragile age. They are willing to go after my half-sister Tiffany who is 22 years old who is going to law school.”
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