Actor Peter Fonda found himself in the middle of a media firestorm Wednesday after tweeting that the president’s 11-year-old son Barron should be ripped away from his family and caged with pedophiles.
Fonda has since deleted the tweet. (RELATED: Office Of First Lady Calls Secret Service After Actor Peter Fonda Calls For Barron Trump To Be Kidnapped
Fonda’s manager Alan Somers sent The Daily Caller an apology from Fonda, blaming the vulgar tweet on the images of children on migrant the U.S. border. The statement reads:
“I tweeted something highly inappropriate and vulgar about the president and his family in response to the devastating images I was seeing on television. Like many Americans, I am very impassioned and distraught over the situation with children separated from their families at the border, but I went way too far. It was wrong and I should not have done it. I immediately regretted it and sincerely apologize to the family for what I said and any hurt my words have caused.”
“WE SHOULD RIP BARRON TRUMP FROM HIS MOTHER’S ARMS AND PUT HIM IN A CAGE WITH PEDOPHILES AND SEE IF MOTHER WILL WILL STAND UP AGAINST THE GIANT ASSHOLE SHE IS MARRIED TO,” Fonda tweeted early Wednesday morning.
After the tweet, spokeswoman for the first lady Stephanie Grisham told The Daily Caller that the Secret Service has been “notified” of the tweet.
“The tweet is sick and irresponsible and USSS has been notified,” Grisham said.
Fonda has also tweeted advocating the public caging and rape of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. The vulgar tweet said Nielsen should be “pilloried in Lafayette Square naked and whipped by passersby while being filmed for posterity.”
He also advocated for White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to be separated from her children.
The Daily Caller asked Somers if Fonda stands behind the other statements about Trump officials; at the time of publishing he has not responded.