Pornographic magazine Hustler sent Christmas cards to members of Congress over the holidays that depicted a cartoon of President Trump being shot dead.
The card showed the smiling shooter holding a smoking handgun up in the air as onlookers smiled and cheered over Trump’s bleeding corpse. The back of the card shows the shooter with a speech bubble next to him that reads: “I just shot Donald Trump on Fifth Avenue and no one arrested me.”
The line is a reference to Trump’s comment during the 2016 presidential campaign, in which he bragged that “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?”
Politico reported that Hustler sent the card to multiple congressional offices. The magazine said: “The card was sent by HUSTLER and was our official holiday card for 2019.”
Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana tweeted a photo of the card Thursday and called for the Secret Service to investigate.
“Here’s all you need to know about the radical Left,” Johnson tweeted. “A young staffer of mine opened this in a stack of holiday mail today. Just imagine if a conservative had distributed such a disgusting and hateful piece about a Democrat. I hope this will be investigated by the @secretservice.”
Here's all you need to know about the radical Left. A young staffer of mine opened this in a stack of holiday mail today. Just imagine if a conservative had distributed such a disgusting and hateful piece about a Democrat. I hope this will be investigated by the @secretservice pic.twitter.com/0q4FRQGdkY
— Rep. Mike Johnson (@RepMikeJohnson) January 2, 2020
The card is not the first artistic portrayal of a Trump assassination. A 2017 “Shakespeare in the Park” production of Julius Caesar in New York City depicted a Trump-like Caesar being stabbed to death. The play subsequently lost a number of sponsors, including Delta Air Lines.
Author: Mike Brest
Source: Washington Examiner: ‘I just shot Donald Trump’: Magazine sends out Christmas card depicting Trump assassination