So Long Civility! Ten Celebs, Journos, Politicos Who Wished Trump Dead

September 22nd, 2016 12:51 PM

1. Kasich Campaign Illinois Co-Chair Pat Brady

Kasich Campaign Illinois Co-Chair Pat Brady

"If you're going to take on Donald Trump, you've got to take him out with a head shot," said Pat Brady – John Kasich’s Illinois Campaign Co-Chair – in December 2015. When criticized for his inflammatory language, Brady insisted that he was using a “term of art,” and that he was not literally calling for Trump’s assassination.

2. GOP Consultant Rick Wilson

GOP Consultant Rick Wilson

Republican consultant Rick Wilson lamented Trump’s popularity among the candidate’s “nativist” conservative base. In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, he declared that the donor class was “still going to have to go out and put a bullet in Donald Trump. And that’s a fact.”

3. Community Actor Donald Glover

Community Actor Donald Glover

Discussing his decision to leave the show Community, actor Donald Glover said,, “I just like endings. I think everything should have death clauses ... Thank God, one day Trump is gonna die. That is guaranteed. That is awesome.”

4. Lefty Comedian and Pundit Bill Maher

Lefty Comedian and Pundit Bill Maher

While performing standup comedy at DAR Constitution Hall in DC, caustic liberal pundit Bill Maher declared: “I’m nervous with this election. I saw the headline today: ‘Race tightening, Trump ahead in Ohio and Florida.’ If this race is even the week before the election, somebody is going to have to go out there ... Why do you think they let Hinckley out?”

5. Hotel Rwanda Actor Don Cheadle

Hotel Rwanda Actor Don Cheadle

When Trump tweeted that African Americans would vote for him after Nykea Aldridge’s murder in Chicago, actor Don Cheadle responded: “You are truly a POS.” Shortly afterwards, he posted: “Sorry. I misspelled ‘die in a grease fire.’” After receiving flack, Cheadle claimed he was being hyperbolic.

6. Rappers YG & Nipsey Hussle

Rappers YG & Nipsey Hussle

Rappers YG and Nipsey Hussle are probably two of Trump’s most vile opponents. In a song entitled “Fuck Donald Trump,” the two sing, “And if your ass do win, you gon’ prolly get smoked.”

7. New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat

New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat

In February 2016, conservative New York Times columnist Ross Douthat tweeted: “Good news guys I’ve figured out how the Trump campaign ends:” (The link led to a clip from the movie The Dead Zone, in which a politician is nearly assassinated). The following day, Douthat apologized for his comment, and deleted the tweet.

8. Actor and Former Boxer Mickey Rourke

Actor and Former Boxer Mickey Rourke

Actor and former boxer Mickey Rourke let all loose against Trump in a vitriolic diatribe recorded by TMZ. Among ample cursing and slurs, Rourke threatened, “I’ll meet him in a hotel room any motherfucking day of the week and give him a Louisville slugger.”

9. Rapper Rick Ross

Rapper Rick Ross

In the midst of the lyrics to Rick Ross’ song “Free Enterprise,” is this gold nugget: "Assassinate Trump like I’m [George] Zimmerman."

10. Singer Pitbull

Singer Pitbull

"For all of the Latinos out there, keep your heads up, and Trump, watch out for El Chapo dude," Pitbull said declared at Premios Juventad, a Spanish awards show this past July. The Cuban-American singer was referring to the threats that Mexican drug lord El Chapo and his son have directed toward Trump.