Marco Rubio criticized Snoop Dogg after his video came out showing him assassinating a clown dressed up like President Donald Trump.
On Monday, TMZ caught up with the Florida Republican senator outside of Regan National Airport in Washington, D.C., where he explained that it was crossing a line to mock shoot the president of the United States and questioned exactly what the rapper was thinking. (RELATED: Snoop Dogg Pulls A Gun On Donald Trump Clown In New Music Video)
“Snoop shouldn’t have done that you know, ” Rubio said. “I mean we have had presidents assassinated before in this country, so anything like that you should really be very careful about.”
“Well again, I think people can disagree on policy, but you have got to be very careful about that kind of thing,” he added. “Because the wrong person sees that and gets the wrong idea and you can have a real problem. So, you know I’m not sure what Snoop was thinking. He should think about that a little bit.”
On Sunday, the 45-year-old rapper released the video for his song “Lavender.” In the clip, he was standing in the street and aims a toy gun at the clown dressed up like Trump and fires.
“The ban that this motherfucker tried to put up; him winning the presidency; police being able to kill motherfuckers and get away with it; people being in jail for weed for 20, 30 years and motherfuckers that’s not black on the streets making money off of it–but if you got color or ethnicity connected to your name, you’ve been wrongfully accused or locked up for it, and then you watching people not of color position themselves to get millions and billions off of it,” the rapper said in a recent Billboard interview.
“It’s a lot of clown shit going on that we could just sit and talk on the phone all day about, but it’s a few issues that we really wanted to lock into [for the video] like police, the president and just life in general,” he added.