Donald Trump Jr. Slams Johnny Depp With Amber Heard Abuse Allegations

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Donald Trump, Jr. has slammed Johnny Depp for his alleged abuse of Amber Heard after the actor apologized for his remarks about killing the president. As Gossip Cop reported, Depp joked about assassinating Donald Trump while at the Glastonbury Festival in England on Thursday night. By Friday morning, video of the actor saying, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a President?” had gone viral, and it became the news story of the day.

The White House responded to Depp’s assassination of President Trump comment by issuing a statement that read in part, “President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and it’s sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead.” Not long afterwards, Depp said he was sorry in a statement furnished to Gossip Cop. “I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump.” The actor added, “It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone.”

But that clearly was not satisfactory for the president’s oldest son. Trump Jr. tweeted, “Depp is another stellar left wing spokesman,” and attached photos from a 2016 Daily Mail article with the headline, “Pictures of Amber Heard after Johnny Depp assault.” The images, widely published at the time, featured Heard with bruises on her face that she maintained were by the hand of her then-husband Depp. As Gossip Cop reported last year, Heard accused Depp of domestic violence and was granted a restraining order.

Trump Jr.’s tweet was actually his second of the day about the subject. Earlier on Friday, he tweeted “Ha, Depp wants to make social commentary,” with a link to another article referencing the actor allegedly assaulting Heard. He then again tweeted on Friday night, this time saying, “I’d think it would be hard for @Disney to keep him, let’s see: #FireDepp Goes VIRAL after ‘Trump Assassination’ Joke.” Depp has not responded to the president’s son’s jabs, and it’s unlikely he’ll comment further on the subject.

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