Old habits die hard.
Despite holding the highest office in the country, it’s astonishing how Donald Trump manages to find time to engage in a Twitter war with celebrities.
Less than four days after rapper Snoop Dogg released a music video featuring a mock assassination of a clown, named Ronald Klump, who looks a whole lot like the president, Trump tweeted his outrage on his personal Twitter account:
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
This tweet came early morning on March 15, amid the media frenzy around the release of information about Trump’s 2005 tax returns. (So it’s not as if the president wasn’t preoccupied with more important matters.)
However, Trump was, as it appears, was very furious with the rapper, considering he copy, pasted and tweeted the exact same tweet on his official Twitter account:
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!— President Trump (@POTUS) March 15, 2017
The Twitter reaction came hours after the president's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, spoke to TMZ Live, calling out the rapper over the video.
"It's totally disgraceful. Snoop owes the president an apology," said Cohen. "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. I'm not really sure I understand the artistic value to having somebody dress up as Trump and firing a weapon at him."
Now, while the mock assassination of the POTUS in the music video is debatable, a lot of people can’t help but wonder why Trump hasn’t tweeted any evidence pertaining to his wiretapping claims against former President Barack Obama. Also, the president made sure to slam a music video but failed to vehemently denounce Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King who recently made headlines for his overtly white supremacist rhetoric.
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