*George Lopez has captured the attention of a lot of folks, including loyal pissed off Trumpers. So what did he do to get their eyes on him?
Well, dude commented on Instagram that he would kill the Orange a-hole in the White House to secure a bounty mentioned during a eulogy at Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani’s funeral over the weekend.
News of the $80 million bounty — which hasn’t been confirmed as actually being sanctioned by the regime and instead was a comment from someone speaking at the funeral — was posted uncritically as fact to an Instagram account Sunday, reports The Wrap.
Lopez cracked, “We’ll do it for half.”
George Lopez just said he’d assassinate President Trump for half of the $80 million dollar bounty.@SecretService should take a look at this.
The Left is sick. pic.twitter.com/hNCsMwOTrV
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) January 5, 2020
Well, before you could count to ten, along with his name, “arrest George Lopez” was soon trending on Twitter as right-wing pundits attacked him for the comment. Turning Points USA founder and president Charlie Kirk tweeted that the comment was “sick” and worth an investigation from the Secret Service. LifeZette TV’s Wayne Dupree, too, asked the Secret Service to get involved. He called Lopez a “violent lunatic” who should be arrested. Mark Levin simply called him a “lowlife,” TheWrap also reported
On the other hand, a lot of folks (including us) thought it was a funny quip. That means Lopez has the support of left-leaning supporters.
“Trumpers are outraged over comedian George Lopez’s joke-Trumpers want PC comedy when it comes to their side but applaud non-comedians like Ted Nugent who called for killing President Obama who was then later rewarded for threatening Obama by being welcomed to Trump White House,” wrote SiriusXM host Dean Obeidallah.