Not funny: George Lopez now says he was only joking about threat to murder Trump for $40 million

As we and others reported, alleged comedian George Lopez took Iran up on its $80 million bounty for the head of President Donald Trump, saying he would do it for half that amount — $40 million.

After getting excoriated on social media, he backtracked, saying it was only a “joke.”

According to Fox News and others, representatives for Lopez claimed the viral remark was “a joke.”

Except, we’re not laughing.

A post at The Daily Wire noted:

According to Fox News, when reached for comment, a representative for Lopez said the irreverent remark was simply “a joke” and should not be taken literally.  Immediately after the comment went viral, George Lopez’s name began trending on social media as well as the phrase “arrest George Lopez,” with many Twitter users calling for the Secret Service to investigate him.

“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,” reports Fox News. “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.”

Fox added:

Despite the backlash on social media, Lopez seems undeterred, as this is not the first time the often hyperbolic comedian has voiced his negative opinions about Trump to his many fans and followers.

He previously used a water bottle to simulate urinating on Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star, noted that the president’s kids could be considered “anchor babies,” mocked Trump’s reported $50,000 golf simulator and was charged after he got into a slight physical altercation with a Trump supporter at a Hooters.

Note to George Lopez:  In order for something to be a “joke,” it needs to be, well, funny.  You know — something that makes people laugh.  Murdering the president, regardless of party, is not something that makes people laugh, at least not normal people in sane times.

Granted, we don’t live in normal times, and sadly, there are a lot of people out there who, thanks to leftists like Lopez, the Democrats and their allies in the media, think that assassinating a president they disagree with is funny.

Still, it would be nice if, just for once, these leftists would admit they meant what they said.


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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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