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This guy is supposed to be funny?
He’s supposed to be a comedian?
I guess I don’t get the joke.
Because I don’t think this was funny at all:
Apparently neither did the Secret Service because they confirmed today that they're aware of it to the Washington Examiner:
The United States Secret Service is aware of a comment actor and comedian George Lopez made on social media where he referenced assassinating President Trump.
Lopez, 58, responded to a post on Instagram about the Iranian government putting a bounty on Trump's head by saying he would do it for "half" of the $80 million bounty. He was responding to reports that a eulogist at Gen. Qassem Soleimani's funeral called for the president to be killed as payback for Soleimani's death.
"The Secret Service is aware of the Tweet made by Mr. Lopez," a USSS representative told the Washington Examiner on Monday. "The Secret Service takes all threats against the President and or any of our protectees seriously, and as a matter of practice, we do not comment on matters involving protective intelligence."
The comment was against Instagram's policy, and the social media platform previously told the Washington Examiner that they would be deleting the comment.
Fox News reports his rep tried to say it was "just a joke":
An Instagram account posted an unverified claim that was allegedly made during Gen. Qasem Soleimani’s televised funeral that Iranian authorities have put an $80 million bounty on Trump’s head after he was assassinated last week.
“We’ll do it for half,” Lopez responded.
According to TheWrap, both the star’s name and “arrest George Lopez” were trending on Twitter Monday morning, as right-wing pundits tweeted their outrage over the comment. Many even called on the 58-year-old comedian to be investigated by the Secret Service over the joke.
However, representatives for Lopez told Fox News that the viral remark was "a joke" when reached for comment.
George Lopez is in hot water after a joke he made about Donald Trump. (Getty Images)
Although many were upset, others were quick to defend the star’s comment and noted that it’s very similar to a past remark made by singer Ted Nugent in 2012, which was investigated by the Secret Service. The singer publicly told President Barack Obama to “suck on my machine gun,” prompting outrage from the left.
The authorities investigated Nugent over the comment but eventually deemed the issue resolved with no further action being taken.