Trump Derangement Syndrome is real and that was made evident again on Saturday when people cheered an assassination threat against President Donald Trump.
The incident happened during the opening monologue of the sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” but there was nothing comedic about it.
But even more horrifying than the alleged” joke” told by host John Mulaney was the audience hooting, hollering and laughing for it.
“It is a Leap Year, as I said. Leap Year began in 45 B.C. under Julius Caesar. This is true,” Mulaney said to the live audience.
“He started the Leap Year in order to correct the calendar and we still do it to this day,” he said to setup his joke.
“Another thing that happened under Julius Caesar, he was such a powerful maniac that all the senators grabbed knives and they stabbed him to death.
“That would be an interesting thing if we brought that back now,” he said as the audience roared with applause and laughter.
I asked my lawyer if I could make that joke and he said, let me call another lawyer and that lawyer said yes,” he said.
Years ago a rodeo clown was fired for wearing an Obama mask but a comedian jokes about murdering the president and get applause.
“I don’t want to dwell on politics, but I dislike the Founding Fathers immensely,” he said before he mocked the Bill of Rights.
It is not the first time a celebrity has threatened to assassinate the president in the past three years. In fact it is far from the first time.
“I think he needs help and there are a lot of wonderful dark, dark places he could go,” Johnny Depp said to cheering crowd in Glastonbury in 2017.
“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?” he said, referencing the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by actor John Wilkes Booth.
“I want to clarify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it has been a while and maybe it is time,” he said.
At the first Women’s March in Washington, D.C., also right after President Trump was elected, singer Madonna “joked” about assassinating the president.
She told a rabid crowd of cheering supporters that she “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House”.”
Then there was comedian Kathy Griffin who caused shockwaves when she posed with a mock severed, bloody head of President Trump.
People on Twitter called for the Secret Service and FBI to get involved and arrest Mulvaney.
SNL: John Mulaney Jokes That Senators Should Stab Trump Like Julius Caesar https://t.co/kYtutrDlva
— Manny Alicandro (@Manny_Alicandro) March 1, 2020
Hi @FBI Looks like we may have another one of those Liberal nutters on our hands-(Remember Steve Scalise)
You may want to check out a threat by this Mulaney
A grateful nation thanks you. https://t.co/2fyt7xnfj7
— TheHBIC (@TheHBICYouNeed) March 1, 2020