Moby has joined the list of liberal artists fantasizing about a violent end for President Trump. His new video for “In This Cold Place” features President Trump turning into a swastika/dollar sign — and eventually dying in a violent explosion.
Moby’s video is a cartoon, but not a funny one. It features parodies of 1980s cartoons like the Care Bears, Transformers and He-Man in grim satirical scenes — the He-Man figure and his friends sexually harass a woman, and the Care Bears turn on each other and build a wall.
A Trump robot transforming into a swastika-dollar sign and flies through the air until near the end of the video, when it explodes.
The video comes after Kathy Griffin’s depiction of herself holding Trump’s bloody, decapitated head, Snoop Dogg aiming a gun at a Trump-like clown and the Public Theater in New York City presenting a version of “Julius Caesar” in which a Trump-like character is assassinated. Griffin apologized after losing gigs, and recent Public Theater performances have been interrupted by protesters.
Last week, Donald Trump, Jr. was among those who linked the “Julius Caesar” performance to the shooting of five people, including Republican Congressman Steve Scalise, by a gunman who targeted Republicans as they practiced for a Congressional baseball game.
“This,” the president’s son wrote in response to pundit Harlan Z. Hill writing, “Events like today are EXACTLY why we took issue with NY elites glorifying the assassination of our President.”
Don’t look for him to deliver a Griffin-like apology. In an interview with the Huffington Post last month after the Snoop Dogg video, Moby said that he would only draw the line at the point that YouTube and Facebook would refuse to play a video.
“The criteria that you would use to determine where you draw the line is simply what’s effective and what’s legal,” he said. “And I don’t mean legal in a cowardly way. I mean legal in a way that would lead something to be taken off the internet. Because you can make the best content in the world but if YouTube and Facebook won’t let people see it, then what’s the point of having this great content.”
You can watch Moby’s “In This Cold Place” video above.