Johnny Depp insinuated that he wanted to assassinate President Trump during an appearance at a film festival in the UK by offering to be the next actor to kill a president.
Depp asked the crowd how long it has been since “an actor assassinated a president” while introducing a film at the Cinemageddon film festival in Glastonbury, according to The Guardian newspaper.
“I want to qualify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it has been a while and maybe it is time,” Depp told the crowd.
President Abraham Lincoln was infamously assassinated in 1865 by John Wilkes Booth — who was a well-known actor of the time.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor tried to pose his question as a hypothetical but clearly knew the comments would be seen as controversial.
“It is just a question — I’m not insinuating anything,” Depp added. “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.” He’ll have plenty to explain when secret service gets to his door.