Fear and Loathing: Johnny Depp jokes about KILLING Donald Trump at Glastonbury 2017, asking “when was the last time an actor assassinated a President?”

Scruffy star, 54, makes reference to Lincoln’s killer during rambling introduction at Glasto event

by Neal Baker (thesun.co.uk, 23rd June 2017)

Johnny Depp joked about assassinating President Donald Trump at Glastonbury Festival. Crowds were filmed cheering as the Pirates Of The Caribbean Star asked: “When was the last time an actor assassinated a President?” — a nod to Abraham Lincoln’s killer John Wilkes Booth.Trump-DeppScruffy Depp, 54, was given a rock star welcome during the event at Cineramageddon — a drive-in cinema on the Somerset site. He made a rambling introduction to his 2004 film The Libertine along with film director Julien Temple — talking about religion and poetry. A fan shouted, “You can say whatever you like”, to which he replied that President Trump should come here. But then in front of the 1500 strong crowd he said: “I think he needs help and there are a lot of wonderful dark, dark places he could go. It is just a question – I’m not insinuating anything. By the way, this is going to be in the press. It will be horrible. I like that you are all a part of it. When was the last time an actor assassinated a President? I want to qualify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it has been a while and maybe it is time.” Depp, who arrived in a blue vintage Cadillac, was greeted with crowds of screaming fans holding phones. He smoked a cigarette as he posed for pictures and jumped on the car bonnet without prompting. Wearing a black shirt and distressed jeans, he also sported a black hat with a silver ribbon around it. Last year, Depp played Trump in a nearly hour-long spoof called Funny or Die Presents Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie. In March rapper Snoop Dogg was panned for a music video showing a clown with a likeness to Trump being shot in the head. And last month comedian Kathy Griffin was sacked by CNN for posing with a gory prop designed to look like the President’s decapitated head.