Julius Caesar Play Kills Trump
Donald Trump Jr. even retweeted a comment saying that the event could have led to the shooting for the congressional baseball team. The Public Theater continues to stress that the play was not meant to promote violence.
The White House has shunned the production since it began last week.
Show Will Go On, Despite Republican Shooting
The New York Post reports:
“The Public Theater stressed the current production — scheduled to play until Sunday — was never meant to promote violence. “Our production of Julius Caesar in no way advocates violence towards anyone.”
“Shakespeare’s play, and our production, make the opposite point: those who attempt to defend democracy by undemocratic means pay a terrible price and destroy the very thing they are fighting to save,” it said in a statement.”
“Delta Airlines and Bank of America pulled their sponsorship of the play Sunday. American Express also distanced itself from the political fall-out by removing an ad from The Public Theater’s website.”
Donald Trump Jr. Angered By New York Play
The Hill reports:
“Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday appeared to link the shooting at a congressional baseball practice that injured at least five to the controversial production of “Julius Caesar” in which the slain Roman dictator was outfitted in a way that resembled President Trump.”
“Following the shooting Wednesday morning, President Trump’s son retweeted a comment from CNN and Fox News contributor Harlan Hill, who drew a straight line from “events like today” to “glorifying the assassination” of the president in a theatrical production.”
“A gunman in Alexandria, Va., fired scores of rounds at Republican lawmakers and aides who were practicing before the bipartisan Congressional Baseball Game, which was set to take place on Thursday.”