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Johnny Depp: 'When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?'


WATCH | Johnny Depp dabbled into politics Thursday. The Secret Service is aware.

Johnny Depp joked about assassinating president Donald Trump Thursday during an appearance at the Glastonbury performing arts festival in the UK.

The "Pirates" actor then asked a cheering crowd: "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?"

Depp was referencing the 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

"I think [Donald Trump] needs help."
Johnny Depp at the 2017 Glastonbury Festival

Depp was at a drive-in movie theater in Glastonbury, where he introduced his 2004 film "The Libertine," when he began talking about the president.

"Can we bring Trump here?" he asked.

The crowd booed and shouted, "No!"

"I think he needs help," Depp said to a laughing crowd.

He followed-up by saying he is "not an actor" and just lies "for a living."

The Secret Service provided this statement to several news outlets:

"For security reasons, we cannot discuss specifically nor in general terms the means and methods of how we perform our protective responsibilities."
U.S. Secret Service

WATCH: Here is footage of Johnny Depp talking about killing Donald Trump at the Glastonbury festival.

Trump supporters have been quick to denounce the actor's comments.

Some are calling for his reps to drop him from their company.

Others believe there are more important things to talk about.

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