Ted Cruz Condemns Snoop Dogg’s Trump Mock-Assassination Video as ‘Irresponsible’

“I wish he hadn’t done that,” former Trump rival tells TMZ

Ted Cruz isn’t a fan of the video “Lavender,” which features Snoop Dogg shooting a clown-faced Trump stand-in with a toy gun.

“It really is in poor taste to be making fun of murdering someone and particularly assassinating the president,” Cruz told TMZ Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

Cruz said America has a “really sad history” of assassination attempts, both successful and unsuccessful.

“It’s irresponsible for a musician or artist to encourage murdering the president,” Cruz said. “I wish he hadn’t done that.”

A representative for the U.S. Secret Service told TheWrap on Tuesday that the agency, which is responsible for the safety of President Trump, is “aware of” the video. In the video, directors Jesse Wellens and James DeFina depict an America where everyone’s a clown, including president “Ronald Klump.”

After Klump holds a press conference to announce the deportation of all dogs, Snoop chains up the Clown-in-Chief and shoots him with a toy gun.
Cruz isn’t the only former Trump rival to condemn the video — it has also drawn criticism from U.S. senator and hip-hop fan Marco Rubio, who said that the rapper should be “very careful” about such depictions.

“Snoop shouldn’t have done that … You know, we’ve had presidents assassinated before in this country, so anything like that is really something that you should be very careful about,” Rubio told TMZ.

Rubio continued, “I think people can disagree … [but] you’ve got to be very careful about that kind of thing, because the wrong person sees that and gets the wrong idea, you can have a real problem. So I’m not sure what Snoop was thinking, he should think about that a little bit.”