Actor Johnny Depp appeared to threaten US President Donald Trump during a speech at the Glastonbury Festival
“Can you bring Trump here?” he asked the audience, as he introduced a screening of his film The Libertine.
After receiving jeers from the crowd, he added:
“You misunderstand completely. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”
“I want to clarify,” he added, “I’m not an actor. I lie for a living [but] it’s been a while. Maybe it’s about time.”
‘Just a question’
The star acknowledged that his comments – which may have been a reference to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by actor John Wilkes Booth in 1865 – would prove controversial.
“By the way, this is going to be in the press and it’ll be horrible,” he said. “It’s just a question, I’m not insinuating anything.”
Johnny Depp: "When was the last time an actor assassinated a President?"
Probably around the same time you were last in a good film. pic.twitter.com/z8ZUdfLMkX
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) June 23, 2017