The apology has come after the White House announced that it reported Peter Fonda’s tweet on Barron Trump to the US Secret Service.
Peter Fonda has apologized for his late-night Twitter rant in which he suggested that President Trump’s son Barron should be ripped from “his mother’s arms and put in a cage with pedophiles.”
The tweet, which contained all-capital letters, also called President Trump with an expletive name. It was later deleted after the actor drew sharp rebukes from Donald Trump Jr. and first lady Melania Trump.
The White House also got in on the act as it notified the Secret Service of a threat leveled by the actor towards the President’s son. The notification which White House sent to the Secret Service called Fonda’s remarks “sick and irresponsible.”
The entire brouhaha surrounding Fonda’s tweet came after the two-time Oscar nominee criticized the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigration children from their families at the US-Mexico border.
President Trump told reporters yesterday that he is going to sign an executive order which would temporarily halt his administration’s infamous immigration policy. Still, a longer-term fix which has to be meted out by the Congress remains in doubt.
Before his over-the-top criticism of the policy, Fonda has accused White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders of being a liar. He has gone as far as to suggest in a tweet that her children should be taken from her, and she be deported to Arkansas.
That tweet no longer exists on Fonda’s Twitter page.
Although he is the latest celebrity to face the scrutiny of Secret Service over his criticism of the president, Fonda isn’t the first one. Kathy Griffin faced a similar situation last year when her lawyers said that she was being investigated for posing with what looked to be a decapitated head of the president.