During a performance in Dallas on Feb. 10, comedian Eddie Griffin allegedly joked about assassinating President Donald Trump.
According to radio show host Ben Ferguson, who attended the show at the American Airlines Center, Griffin said: “Ya’ll took out one president, you need to take out another,” reports The Federalist.
The reference, of course, is to the 1963 assassination in Dallas of former President John F. Kennedy, and the conspiracy theories surrounding it. “Ya’ll need to put Trump into a convertible and take him out, or better yet, the driver should take him out,” Griffin allegedly said.
Ferguson reportedly streamed portions of the show via Facebook Live, but it was taken down by the social network within 24 hours.
Ferguson says that the next morning there was a notice from Facebook that the video violated the site’s community standards. The conservative host duly accused Facebook of censorship. “It’s protecting the Left when they’re doing something extreme,” he told The Federalist.
However, evidence of the existence of the video and its contents remains elusive, as Ferguson said he does not have a copy of it, and it has seemingly not been reposted elsewhere online. Nor is there any mention of it on the website of “The Ben Ferguson Show” as of Feb. 15.
Griffin’s negative opinion of Trump is well documented. When informed that Kanye West might run for president in 2020 during a 2015 interview with VladTV, Griffin said: “I’ll vote for him before Donald Motherf***ing Trump.” He added that Trump “is good at making money, but he’s an ignorant motherf***er when it comes to social issues,” reports Breitbart.com.
As with some other celebrities, Griffin threatened to leave the country in the event of Trump’s election. “If Trump wins, I’m moving to Africa,” he said. “If he wants to build a wall to keep Mexicans out, I know what the f*** he feels about a n***a.”
Sources: The Federalist, Ben Ferguson Show, Breitbart.com, VladTV / Photo credit: EddieGriffin.com