Johnny Depp: ‘When Was the Last Time an Actor Assassinated a President?’

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At the inaugural guest show in Glastonbury Festival, Johnny Depp had a strange question for guests: “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”

The question came as Depp introduced a screening of “The Libertine,” his 2004 film, on Thursday evening. The actor also made other inflammatory remarks about the president while speaking to the crowd.

“I think he needs help and there are a lot of wonderful dark, dark places he could go,” said Depp. “When was the last time an actor assassinated the president?”

The actor assured the crowd that he wasn’t “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,” Depp continued.

He also reassured that he wasn’t referring to himself in his comments because he’s not really an actor.

“I lie for a living,” said Depp. “However, it has been a while and maybe it is time.”

A spokesman for the Secret Service told The Washington Post that they were “aware of the comment in question,” but could not discuss the “means or methods” of how they investigate.

Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s advisor, told the Post that “the joke was no laughing matter.” Conway said Depp is a “nut job” and that his comments were not a “slip of the tongue.”

Depp was at the Glastonbury Festival to introduce his film “The Libertine,” a film about the poet the second Earl of Rochester.

“Thank you so much for having me here. This is beautiful, chaotic, madness… I made the film because I wanted to try to bring to England a great poet that they missed. They missed him because he was written off as a jokester, a hoaxer. This guy is one of the deepest poets,” said Depp.

 

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