There is no love lost between Trump and Snoop, who recently released a music video that shows the rapper aiming a toy gun at a clown resembling the U.S. president.
In the video he pointed the gun at the clown dressed as Trump who was smoking a cigarette. When Snoop pulled the trigger a flag appeared from the toy gun that said “bang”.
Snoop Dogg was unwise to pretend to shoot a clown dressed as the US president in the video.
Mr Dogg is not usually prone to mainstream political commentary, and many have said this is his most political video yet.
He said in a statement to Billboard: “When I be putting s—out, I don’t ever expect or look for a reaction. I just put it out because I feel like it’s something that’s missing.
“I feel like it’s a lot of people making cool records, having fun, partying, but nobody’s dealing with the real issue with this f—king clown as president,” he added. “And the s–t that we dealing with out here, so I wanted to take time out to push pause on a party record and make one of these records for the time being.”
The U.S. president tweeted:
“ Can you imagine what the outcry would be if SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!”
Senator Marco Rubio, who ran against Trump for the Republican party nomination, said: “Snoop shouldn’t have done that.
“If the wrong person sees that and gets the wrong idea, you could have a real problem.”
Other politicians jumping into the discussion are also getting pushback on Twitter for speaking out against Snoop Dogg, given all the issues facing the US.
“Its absolutely disgraceful,” said lawyer Michael Cohen in an interview on Tuesday. “Snoop owes the president an apology. There’s nothing funny about an assassination attempt on a president.”