Donald Trump Reacts to Snoop Dogg Video

Rapper would have been jailed if he pointed gun at Obama, POTUS says
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2017 10:23 AM CDT
Trump Did Not Like That 'Failing' Snoop Dogg's Video

President Trump has now responded to Snoop Dogg's new music video, which features the rapper shooting a confetti gun at a clown that looks a lot like Trump—and it's safe to say he's not a Snoop fan. "Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!" Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. Marco Rubio previously said the video was dangerous, and both Ted Cruz and Trump's lawyer have since slammed it to TMZ.

But fellow rappers Ice-T and Naughty by Nature's Treach defend the video as art, with Ice-T telling TMZ, "It's basically him saying everybody's a clown including Trump, which I think we all agree. The part where you point the gun at the president, that's against the law, you gotta know that. You can't kill the president, but he pushed the line and he had the edge right there." Treach added, "It's artistic. He didn't come and have blood splattered all over the place," just confetti. Last week, Snoop himself told Billboard he didn't care about any backlash the gun scene might cause: "I feel like it’s a lot of people making cool records, having fun, partying, but nobody’s dealing with the real issue with this f---ing clown as president, and the s--t that we dealing with out here." (Click for more of Ice-T and Treach's thoughts.)

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