Marco Rubio blasts Snoop Dogg over video where rapper ‘shoots’ Trump


U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is the latest to weigh in on a controversial new music video where the rapper Snoop Dogg pretends to shoot a character dressed as President Donald Trump.

The video for the song “Lavender” by the Canadian group BADBADNOTGOOD features Snoop Dogg pointing a fake gun at a Trump-esque clown character. When Snoop pulls the trigger, a flag unfurls reading “BANG!”

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Rubio was stopped by TMZ at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., and asked to weigh in on the debate. The Republican senator from Florida has chatted with the entertainment news outlet several times in the past, talking about everything from Cam Newton to Lil Wayne to the 2016 president campaign.

“Snoop shouldn’t have done that,” Rubio says in a video posted Monday on TMZ’s website. “You know, we’ve had presidents assassinated before in this country, so anything like that is something people should be very careful about.”

Rubio adds that people can disagree on policy issues, but “we’ve gotta be very careful about that kind of thing, because the wrong person sees that and gets the wrong idea, and you can have a real problem.

“I’m not sure what Snoop was thinking,” Rubio continued. “He should think about that a little bit, you know?”



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