“Whoever…knowingly and willfully otherwise makes any such threat against the President, President-elect, Vice President or other officer next in the order of succession to the office of President, or Vice President-elect, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.”
If this law is followed, the Secret Service should be showing up at the home of two celebrities any day now. In the past week, this duo is responsible for one murder threat and one rape threat to the president and the first lady. That is unacceptable.
It all began when Snoop Dogg, a notorious rapper, released the new music video for his song Lavender. The video is predictable, following his usual formula, showing pot smoking and repeatedly saying “F*** the police!”
Continuing with disrespect, a cell phone-wielding black clown videotapes a clown police officer “shooting” a driver. The black clown then posts the video online of course.
Enter the clown President, Ronald Klump. The “news” shows that “Ronald Klump Wants To Deport All Doggs.”
About a minute later, Snoop himself, picks up a very realistic gun. He proceeds to shoot Ronald Klump in the head. It goes without saying, this blatant threat did not go over very well with the president.
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
Predictably, Snoop Dogg and his fellow rappers replied. Taking to the internet again, rapper T.I supported his friend Snoop saying, “Donald Trump, this message is for you. I say this as non-violently but unapolagetically as possible, F*** you and f*** what you stand for!”
Snoop adds his intelligent opinion, “F*** Donald Trump, we ain’t votin’ for your punk a**. Go get you a new hairdo you bi*** ni****.”
For just one moment, take President Trump’s advice, imagine this was aimed at Obama. It would have been immediately shut down and labeled as racist. Charges would be brought and the rapper would probably be facing punishment.
Let’s be clear, the man has the right to say whatever he likes. His political and social views can be broadcast, that is his First Amendment right. However, the video constitutes a threat. It is confusing that no actions have been taken against him yet.
If the story ended there, it would have been bad enough. Clearly, these “artists” need a lesson on when to quit.
Snoop spoke to Billboard magazine listing his complaints about President Trump. “The ban that this motherf–ker tried to put up; him winning the presidency… It’s a lot of clown sh-t going on that we could just sit and talk on the phone all day about, but it’s a few issues that we really wanted to lock into [for the video] like police, the president and just life in general.”
Rapper Bow Wow then joined the fray, defending his mentor who he refers to as his uncle. Not content with threatening the president, Bow Wow attacked Mrs. Trump.
It appears to have been removed from his feed, but the rapper tweeted”
“Ayo @realDonaldTrump shut your punk ass up talking shit about my uncle @SnoopDogg before we pimp your wife and make her work for us.”
This also falls under the category of threats. Rappers certainly have a strange sense of appropriateness. When you have an argument with someone, threaten to rape his wife. The logic is non-existent.
This is certainly not the first time that these upstanding citizens have spoken out against Donald Trump.
Business Insider reported;
“Following Trump’s upset victory in the presidential election on Tuesday, Snoop posted a picture of Toronto’s CN Tower on Instagram with a caption that called the city his “new home,” as he jokingly requested that Drake give him “the hookup on some property.””
He has also shown support for others who criticized the president’s immigration orders.
Snoop Dogg and his peers have a complete lack of disrespect for President Trump. That is their right, whether we agree or not. The threats however, are not.
Celebrities rarely have anything useful to contribute to the discussion on government. For example, Meryl Streep’s comments at the Golden Globe Awards. The poor viewership of recent Hollywood award shows might be an indication that people don’t want to hear about politics from Tinseltown.
If nothing has been done about these threats on the president and his wife, that should change. These actions cannot be allowed. They will just breed more outrageous acts and eventually, actual violence.
Another quote from Snoop is a fitting end. We thank him for proving the point that rappers should probably avoid politics.
“I feel like it’s a lot of people making cool records, having fun, partying, but nobody’s dealing with the real issue with this f–king clown as president, and the shit that we dealing with out here, so I wanted to take time out to push pause on a party record and make one of these records for the time being.”