First Lady Melania Trump has notified the Secret Service, after actor and activist Peter Fonda called for her son Barron to be kidnapped and imprisoned with pedophiles in an unhinged Twitter rant.
“The tweet is sick and irresponsible and [Secret Service] has been notified,” the First Lady's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told the Daily Caller.
Fonda let loose on Twitter in protest over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration enforcement practices, which have seen 2,000 children separated from parents at the US-Mexico border.
During the multiple-tweet rant, Fonda suggested that Trump’s 12-year-old son Barron should be ripped away from his mother Melania and put “in a cage with pedophiles” to see if she will “stand up against” her husband then.
Fonda appears to be referencing allegations that migrant children are being held in what the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has said are “highly inappropriate and even unsafe” circumstances with adults they do not know and “without the proper privacy” that they need.
But Fonda didn’t stop there. Next he directed his ire at the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen, calling her a “lying gash” that should be “put in a cage and poked at” by people walking past. “The gash should be pilloried in Lafayette Square naked and whipped by passersby while being filmed for posterity,” the actor wrote.
In his next tweet, Fonda took aim at White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, also calling her a “lying gash” and clarifying that the word “gash” is “much worse than c**t” and suggesting that her children should be taken away from her.
In another tweet, Fonda attacked White House senior advisor Stephen Miller, adding “Goebbels” into the middle of his name, a reference to Nazi Germany’s infamous propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.
Fonda urged his followers to find the addresses of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and “surround their homes” in protest. He then suggested that people should go to the schools of the ICE official’s children to “scare the s**t out of them.”
While Fonda saw some support for his rant and engaged with his followers about how to start a huge countrywide protest against the Trump administration’s policies, others were not so happy about his approach.
TV presenter Piers Morgan tweeted that, while he too found the child-separation policy “abhorrent”, Fonda’s response to it was “disgusting too”.
A number of conservative commentators criticized Fonda for his “deranged” meltdown, calling him “unhinged” and “unstable”.
Fonda apparently didn't notice that Melania Trump had in fact spoken up for keeping families together, along with Trump's daughter Ivanka, who works as an adviser at the White House.
“Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform,” Grisham told CNN on Sunday. “She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.”
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