Tensions between Iran and the United States have likely never been higher, and it is causing quite the stir both internationally and right here at home.
The New Year started with a bang, as an Iran-backed militia attacked the US embassy in Baghdad, setting fire to the property and forcing the US consulate to cease operation for an as-of-yet-undetermined amount of time. It was only after several dozen Marines arrived on the scene that the carnage ceased.
In response, President Donald Trump assassinated Iran’s terror General Qasem Soleimani using a precision drone airstrike. This caused an ongoing and enormous uproar in Tehran, with Iran threatening war against the United States. In the midst of this, rumors of an $80-million bounty being placed on the head of President Donald Trump began to circulate.
That’s when Comedian George Lopez went off the rails.
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.
Hollywood has long been fond of pontificating on the possible assassination of President Donald Trump, beginning early in his political career with the egregious and grotesque “beheading” stunt executed by Kathy Griffin, (no pun intended).
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