A New York City play appears to depict President Trump being brutally stabbed to death by women and minorities
In the production of “Julius Caesar” at “Shakespeare in the Park” in Central Park, the leading character looks similar to Donald Trump.
Guy Benson said that while Trump is not named in the play, the fact that his wife is depicted with a “Slavic accent” and he is being stabbed by women and minorities gives it away.
“I’m sure that’s not an accident,” Benson said.
Benson said it is “not a subtle statement” to portray the murder of a sitting U.S. president.
“This is so incredibly in poor taste that I’m surprised they haven’t cast Kathy Griffin in the production,” he said.
Donald Trump Jr. shared his thoughts about the play on Twitter, “I wonder how much of this “art” is funded by taxpayers? Serious question, when does “art” become political speech & does that change things?”
I wonder how much of this "art" is funded by taxpayers? Serious question, when does "art" become political speech & does that change things? https://t.co/JfOmLLBJCn
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 11, 2017
Delta Airlines and Bank of America announced it would end its sponsorship of the production.
The company wrote on Twitter, “No matter what your political stance may be, the graphic staging of Julius Caesar at this summer’s Free Shakespeare in the Park does not reflect Delta Air Lines’ values. Their artistic and creative direction crossed the line on the standards of good taste.”