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Snoop Dogg Becomes Trump’s Latest Twitter Beef Target

The rapper becomes the latest in a series of people the president has criticized on Twitter, but the tweet has also garnered heavy backlash

by #teamEBONY, March 15, 2017

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(left)Snoop Dogg, Donald Trump

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By now, President Trump is expected to make remarks on Twitter that will garner massive attention over the course of the news cycle. But this time, it’s not the media, other politicians or his predecessors he’s taking aim at; it’s rap icon Snoop Dogg.

Clapping back at Snoop over the video for the remix of the song “Lavender,” in which the rapper points a gun at a clown version of Trump and fires it, Trump tweeted his frustration from his @POTUS account.

The song’s video came out earlier this week, released by Canadian group BADBADNOTGOOD and garnered criticism from Sen. Marco Rubio, who told TMZ that Snoop went too far, because someone could get the “wrong idea.” Trump’s personal attorney told TMZ that Snoop owed the president an apology.

 “There’s absolutely nothing funny about an assassination attempt on a president,” he said.

Naturally, there’s Twitter backlash in response to Trump’s tweet lambasting Snoop. Political commentator Keith Boykin was among the first to blast the president over it, pointing out several issues with the tweet.

Others made light of the news about Trump’s 2005 tax returns being released Tuesday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachael Maddow Show,” juxtaposed with the tweet about Snoop.

Others wondered why he’s not criticizing people like Rep. Steve King over his racially charged remarks.

Still, others feel that the president has better things to do than worry about Snoop’s gesture in the video.

Snoop hasn’t responded to Trump’s tweet yet, but has an image of himself in front of several platinum records posted on Instagram.

He joins a list of people the president has picked Twitter fights with since being inaugurated including Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live’s resident Trump impersonator, Arnold Schwarzenegger who took over for him on The Apprentice, who he blames for its slipping ratings and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who Trump said is “not smart enough” to be president.

Trump also routinely lambastes Democratic politicians, including Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer and House Minority leader, Nancy Pelosi.

 
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