Twitter is calling out President Donald Trump’s hypocritical response to Snoop Dogg’s “Lavender” music video, which mocks the leader of the free world.
In the visual where all humans are depicted as clowns, Snoop arrives at the end pointing what is revealed to be a toy gun at “Ronald Klump,” the faux Trump character.
Early Wednesday, March 15, Trump tweeted about the fallout that would occur if President Barack Obama was the subject of Canadian group BadBadNotGood and DJ Kaytranada’s remix video.
Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2017
Trump’s message followed his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, also taking down the video on TMZ live Tuesday, March 14.
“It’s totally disgraceful. Snoop owes the president an apology,” said Cohen. “There’s absolutely nothing funny about an assassination attempt on a president … Maybe there are other things he can do to help the inner cities get past the violence, the drugs, and the killings going on instead of showing more killings.”
Sen. Marco Rubio also dissed the video, telling TMZ Tuesday that assassinations are “really something we should be careful about.” Meanwhile, Ice-T and Naughty by Nature’s Treach called Snoop’s effort “artistic” Monday, March 13.
Twitter didn’t stand for anyone’s criticisms. Users immediately provided evidence for the president’s advocacy of violence.
Trump himself suggested 2nd Amendment (the right to bear arms) to stop Hillary Clinton picking judges. But, yeah, Snoop Dogg is the problem. pic.twitter.com/ZGeMFIOU6f
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) March 15, 2017
It's interesting that the man who said he could shoot someone on 5th ave for ratings just threatened Snoop Dogg over a music video….
— Samantha Bocchicchio (@sbocchicchio) March 15, 2017
Snoop Dogg: jail time!
Hillary: lock her up!
Chicago: send in the National Guard!
Media: enemy of the people!
100s of Hate Crimes: stop it.
— Alex Zalben (@azalben) March 15, 2017
Some pointed out the threats on former President Obama’s life during his tenure.
Dear white ppl y'all made life size dolls of obama and hung it from trees and he ain't say shit stfu about snoop dogg
— Teenah (@dancezwitwolves) March 15, 2017
Can you imagine THIS???
Snoop Dogg w/a toy pistol that shoots out an American flag is TAME compared to these pic.twitter.com/SUJ1W1tiF1
— Dr. Georgia NeSmith (@PracticalLefty) March 15, 2017
Others brought attention to the fact that the president of the United States was feuding with Snoop, who told Billboard he released the video because he feels “like it’s something that’s missing.”
“Nobody’s dealing with the real issue with this f—— clown as president,” he said in a recent interview. “And the s— that we dealing with out here, so I wanted to take time out to push pause on a party record and make one of these records for the time being.”
Y'alls President is up at 7 am tweeting about Snoop Dogg… smh
— Petty Points (@_Petty_Adjacent) March 15, 2017
The President of the United States is Twitter beefing with Snoop Dogg. pic.twitter.com/XkPeTlUltA
— Rylo Ken (@Kennymack1971) March 15, 2017
remember a time when it wasn't a normal thing to wake up, check twitter and find out the president has beef with snoop dogg?
— James (@JamesJLyttle) March 15, 2017