There’s no excuse for this level of hyperbole, especially if your goal is to paint yourself as the “good guy” in any given debate.
We already know there’s a severe level of twisted hackery in Hollywood. Something about the very air about the place is corrupted. Veteran actor, Peter Fonda, went on an insane rant over the nightmare on our southern border, and tweeted out his emotional break for the world to see.
The Easy Rider actor sent his tweet seemingly out of anger over children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy.
In all caps, Fonda tweeted, “WE SHOULD RIP BARRON TRUMP FROM HIS MOTHER’S ARMS AND PUT HIM IN A CAGE WITH PEDOPHILES AND SEE IF MOTHER WILL WILL STAND UP AGAINST THE GIANT A**HOLE SHE IS MARRIED TO. 90 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE STREETS ON THE SAME WEEKEND IN THE COUNTRY. F**K.”
The facts are, Mrs. Trump did speak out against the policy that was separating families at the border.
She and the “club” of living First Ladies have all spoken out, so it would seem Fonda’s rant was unwarranted.
But even if you agree with Fonda’s emotions on this, the idea that he would suggest the kind of harm against an innocent kid that he did in the above tirade is beyond the pale. There’s no excuse for it.
He deleted the tweet, after a bit, but he may have moved a bit too late.
The reports are now that Melania Trump saw the offensive tweet and has reported it to the Secret Service.
It is unclear if an investigation has been opened as the Secret Service does not comment on “protective intelligence.” However, it is common knowledge the agency investigates perceived threats made to the president and first family.
I realize Fonda is elderly, and I tend to be a bit squeamish about the idea of older people going to jail.
That being said, his erratic, hateful tweet was beyond disgusting, no matter what your position on the border situation is.
I’ve more than made it clear that I don’t approve of the border situation, nor do I approve of this administration. You’re not going to catch me celebrating this.
This is my “Leave Barron alone!” moment. He’s a kid, and his parentage doesn’t make him less worthy of respect or care.
Fonda’s rager continued.
Fonda also encouraged people to protest in order to stop Trump and his policies.
“Wanna stop this f***ing monster? Really wanna stop this giant a**hole? 90 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE STREETS ON THE SAME WEEKEND! THESE REPUBLICAN A**HOLES ARE ALL IN ON IT! THE CHIEF A**HOLE IS HAPPY WE ARE ALL VERY UPSET. WE HAVE TO GET EVEN MORE ANGRY WITH THESE REPUBLICANS,” Fonda tweeted. “It’s more than a protest! 90 million people in the streets on the same weekend works. I can’t be the organizer for they’ll arrest me for conspiracy to commit sedition. This must be like a spontaneous event without seeming to be organized by me and we have to make this happen NOW,” he added.
He wasn’t done. He likewise called for Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to be stripped naked and whipped publicly. He called for the doxing and harassment of children of Border Patrol agents. He called for White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders’ kids to be kidnapped.
He went overboard.
He has since deleted those tweets, but they’ve been captured and saved for posterity.
And if he finds himself the subject of that Secret Service investigation, he deserves it.
Fonda has issued an apology.
Peter Fonda apology after saying 12-yr-old Barron Trump should be ripped from his mother's arms: "I am very impassioned and distraught over the situation with children separated from their families at the border, but I went way too far. It was wrong and I should not have done it"
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) June 20, 2018