Peter Fonda apologizes for 'vulgar' Barron Trump tweet

21 June, 2018, 08:22 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • He also called for 90 million people to take to the streets in protest at the government's decision to criminally prosecute migrants who cross the US border illegally and separate them from their children

During the multiple-tweet rant, Fonda suggested that Trump's 12-year-old son Barron should be ripped away from his mother Melania and put "in a cage with pedophiles" to see if she will "stand up against" her husband then.

The actor continued a series of indefensible tweets about female Trump administration officials.

The Blast has reached out to the Secret Service regarding whether or not they are taking Fonda's tweet as a credible threat but has yet to hear back.

Fonda later apologized for his tweet. "These are men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect the millions of Americans in this country and to protect the millions of those from south of the border trying to come across".

"I tweeted something highly inappropriate and vulgar about the president and his family in response to the devastating images I was seeing on television", the actor told Yahoo Entertainment in a statement via his publicist.

He also encouraged followers to dig up the names of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, "surround their homes" in protest and harass their children at school.

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Fonda was responding to immigration policies that resulted in children being separated from their families after attempting to illegally cross the USA border. "It was wrong and I should not have done it".

But backlash has grown among Trump supporters against Fonda. However, all Senate Democrats are in support of ending what many are calling an inhumane practice and the GOP, the President's own party, has moved to shut it down. Despite that, during the meeting on Capitol Hill, the President reportedly tried to leverage the policy to get his border wall.

Fonda also took a dig at White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Migrant families will still be detained at the border, but under the new order, they will be detained together barring any child welfare concerns.

Melania Trump was so outraged and disturbed by Peter Fonda's comment that she contacted the Secret Service for protection.

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