NYC Play Appears to Depict Assassination of Trump
A New York City play appears to depict President Trump being brutally stabbed to death by women and minorities, "Fox & Friends" reported.
In the production of "Julius Caesar" at "Shakespeare in the Park" in Central Park, the protagonist looks very similar to the tall, blond businessman elected president in 2016.
Guy Benson said that while Trump is not named in the play, the fact that his wife is depicted with a "Slavic accent" and he is being stabbed by women and minorities gives it away.
"I'm sure that's not an accident," Benson said.
Benson said it is "not a subtle statement" to portray the murder of a sitting U.S. president.
"This is so incredibly in poor taste that I'm surprised they haven't cast Kathy Griffin in the production," he said.
The National Endowment for the Arts said on its website that no taxpayer dollars went toward the production.
In a statement, Delta Airlines, one of the program's corporate sponsors, said they "do not condone this interpretation of Julius Caesar."
UPDATE: Delta Airlines announced later on Sunday it would end its sponsorship of the production.
The company wrote on Twitter, "No matter what your political stance may be, the graphic staging of Julius Caesar at this summer's Free Shakespeare in the Park does not reflect Delta Air Lines' values. Their artistic and creative direction crossed the line on the standards of good taste."
Editor’s Note: This article has been amended to more prominently state that the mock assassination occurred in a production of "Julius Caesar."