Donald Trump’s Twitter fingers have been busy this morning. The President of the United States is using social media to fire back at Long Beach rapper Snoop Dogg over a controversial music video released this week.
Trump’s digital quip was prompted by his mock assassination in the remix visuals for “Lavender.” In that video, Snoop holds a gun to the head of a clown dressed like Donald Trump. Trump tweeted a clap back at the rapper, but didn’t pass up the opportunity to drag a former president he’s creepily obsessed with into the fold — that being Barack Obama.
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
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz have also spoken out, saying, in essence, that there’s no place for Snoop’s brand of artistic expression in society. “Snoop shouldn’t have done that,” Rubio said Tuesday during an impromptu video with TMZ. “We’ve had presidents assassinated before in this country, so anything like that is something people should really careful about.”
“We have a really sad history in this country of attempted and successful assassinations and it’s irresponsible for a musician or artist to encourage murdering the president,” Cruz added. “I think anyone reasonable or responsible should be disagreeing with the video. We should not be advocating the murder of the President of the United States, and it’s sad that that is deemed a controversial statement.”
You can see a clip from the controversial music video in our “Trending Now,” featured below.