Trump Lawyers Play Madonna’s ‘Blow Up the White House,’ Johnny Depp’s ‘Assassination’ Remarks During Impeachment Trial


During the fourth day of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, attorneys for the former president went on the offensive by playing clips of Madonna, Johnny Depp, and several prominent Democrats including Joe Biden and Kamala Harris promoting physical violence.

David Schoen, one of the attorneys representing Trump, introduced the montage during the Senate trial Friday. He said that some of the Democrats accusing Trump of inciting violence are hypocrites. “We need to show you some of their own words,” he said.

The video included a clip of Madonna giving a speech at the Women’s March on Washington in 2017, during which she said, “I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.” In another clip, Johnny Depp pondered out loud, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”

Depp made the comment during an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival in England in 2017.

Schoen’s montage also featured clips of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), and others … (Read more)