Johnny Depp has recently taken on the role of educator at Arizona State University. The actor spoke at a presentation on Saturday at the establishment, joined by theoretical physicist and Arizona State University’s Origins Project founder Lawrence Krauss. The subject of the talk was “humanity in madness” and the conversation quickly led to talks about Donald Trump.
Depp was not shy about sharing his own perception and opinion of the controversial presidential hopeful. The Hollywood Reporter shares Johnny’s words about the Donald.
“There’s something created about him in the sense of bullydom, but what he is, I believe, is a brat. Also the absurdity of where his sentences might travel… Reagan back in the day, ‘Mr. Gorbachev, tear down that wall!’ Donald Trump, ‘I’m going to build a wall. And all of my billions are not going to have to pay for it. Because you know why? Mexico is going to pay for it.’”
Depp has been linked to Donald Trump recently after the Black Mass star portrayed the mogul in a spoof that was based on Trump’s best-selling book from the 80’s, entitled The Art of the Deal. In addition to Depp’s participation in the video, Alfred Molina, Stephen Merchant, Michaela Watkins, and Henry Winkler also made appearances in the video.
It was clear that Johnny wasn’t the only one in the room at the University who had the same view of Donald Trump. Depp’s words were, after all, met with cheers and laughter.
The star then morphed into character as he took on the persona of Trump, stating, “Everything is mine. Even if I don’t own it.”
The Huffington Post relays the importance of the talks Johnny took part in and the initiative that the talks were directly related to.
“Depp’s talk was part of ASU’s Origins Project, an ongoing initiative directed by Professor Lawrence Krauss, who joined the actor in conversation onstage. The theme of the discussion was ‘Finding Creativity in Madness.’”
Trump just keeps building more walls between himself and those who he offends while his campaign continues. Most recently, the presidential candidate urged protesters against his campaign who show up routinely at this events, to be arrested while in Kansas City. People shares the words of Trump at the event.
“Once that’s starts happening, we’re not going to have any more protesters, folks. I hope they arrest these people because they’re really violating all of us. They deserve to be arrested.”
Trump’s events have been disrupted more than a dozen times due to the protests. The real estate mogul continued, “I’ll file whatever charges you want,” he said. “If they want to do this… we’re going to go strongly for your arrests. We’re going to take our country back from these people. These are bad, bad people.”
The coverage of Trump and his frustration towards the protesters continues by quoting more comments by the candidate about the protesters.
“I hope these guys get thrown into a jail. They’ll never do it again. It’ll destroy their record. They’ll have to explain to mom and dad why they have a police record and why they can’t get a job,” Trump said. “And you know what? I’m going to start pressing charges against all these people, OK?… The only way that we’re going to stop this craziness is if we press charges. Because then their lives are going to be ruined.”
These “big arrest marks” for the protesters, Trump said, would “ruin the rest of their lives’ as the publication continues.”
Johnny Depp’s sentiments toward Trump are obviously shared by many Americans, though Trump has gained massive support across the nation and is a front runner at the moment.
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