Trump hits back at Snoop Dogg 'assassination' video

Trump hits back at Snoop Dogg 'assassination' video


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NEW YORK: U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday attacked a music video by which rapper Snoop Dogg factors a pretend gun at a clown-like Trump determine.

"Are you able to think about what the outcry can be if @SnoopDogg, failing profession and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!," Trump wrote on his Twitter account.

Snoop Dogg's satirical video for "Lavender" makes references to points together with immigration and the police killings of unarmed black males, and options characters dressed as clowns together with one referred to as Ronald Klump.

In the direction of the top, the rapper factors a pretend handgun on the head of the Trump-like character and the duplicate weapon releases a flag saying "Bang."

In an interview earlier this week with superstar web site TMZ, Trump's private lawyer, Michael Cohen, referred to as the video "completely disgraceful" and stated the musician owed Trump an apology.

"There's completely nothing humorous about an assassination try on a president," Cohen stated. "I definitely wouldn't have accepted it if it was President (Barack) Obama. I definitely do not settle for it as President Trump, and in all equity, it isn't humorous, it isn't inventive."

The video has additionally drawn criticism from U.S. Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.

Rubio, who has spoken of being a fan of hip hop music, stated that due to America's historical past of assassinations "something like that's one thing individuals ought to be actually cautious about."

"I feel individuals can disagree on coverage, however we have got to watch out about that sort of factor as a result of the mistaken individual sees that and will get the flawed concept and you possibly can have an actual drawback," Rubio advised TMZ.

California rapper Snoop Dogg, 45, informed Billboard he noticed Trump as a clown.

The video, launched on Sunday, was meant to deal with police violence, the incarceration of black individuals and Trump's bid to impose a short lived ban on individuals getting into america from a number of Muslim-majority nations.

"I really feel prefer it’s lots of people making cool data, having enjoyable, partying, however no one’s coping with the actual problem with this .... clown as president," the musician stated.