Numerous celebrities in the past year have made bold threats against President Donald Trump. They are unable to form a constructive reason for their opinions, but they will happily talk about assassinating the president.
The most recent celebrity to make this claim is British-born rocker Steven Patrick Morrissey. Morrissey is famous for being the frontman in the band The Smiths from 1982 until 1987. Disturbingly, Morrissey admitted that, given a chance, he would kill President Trump “for the safety of humanity” if he had the chance, according to The Washington Times.
Morrissey’s interview was conducted by a German magazine called Der Spiegel. For some reason, the publication felt it necessary to ask Morrissey if he would kill President Trump. It’s unclear what motivated the magazine to include such an asinine line of questioning in their interview, but if their goal was to draw negative (and suspicious) attention to themselves, then they have been successful.
While Morrissey is at fault for admitting he would do so, some of the blame has to be put on this magazine. The onus is on each and every publication to strive to uphold journalistic integrity, and failing that, not degrade into letting their columns become filled with hate-laced rhetoric and death threats.
That such a question was included in an interview at all is shocking and hypocritical. If an American magazine had asked an equivalent question, there would be a mass outrage. However, in Der Spiegel and Morrissey’s instance, it was a perfectly acceptable question and answer.
The question that Der Spiegel specifically asked was, “If there was a button here and if you pressed on it, Trump would die dead [sic]– would you push it or not?”
“I would, for the safety of humanity. It has nothing to do with my personal opinion of his face or his family, but in the interest of humanity I would push,” Morrissey explained.
Many believe that Morrissey’s answer is unacceptable. He elaborated, stating: “Trump has received so much attention, especially when compared to other candidates — Bernie Sanders, for example. Although the media said he would not win, every day, all the headlines: Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump!”
Morrissey went on to say that President Trump “grabs after everything like a little child. He is not a leader. He is vermin.”
It sounds like, despite his previous claim, Morrissey is giving his personal opinion on the President — not a factual analysis. If a question of killing President Trump was relevant, why wasn’t it relevant to discuss his job performance concerning the US military, veterans, the war against ISIS, and unemployment numbers? None of that appeared to matter to Morrissey.
Is this a serious threat?
Morrissey is perfectly content to use only the mainstream media’s narratives in his assessment of the President — he will wholly ignore any and all accomplishments that President Trump has made, instead preferring to draw an inane amount of attention to what he and others consider shortcomings.
Celebrities jump at the chance to bash President Trump, even if they are not American. They all see him as a looming threat that is causing damage to the United States. The truth is, the United States has not looked this good for quite some time, statistically speaking.