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Actor Peter Fonda broke his silence on Wednesday after he appeared to call for Barron Trump to be kidnapped from his mother and put in a “cage with pedophiles.”
"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 A**HOLE SHE IS MARRIED TO" the actor tweeted.
Fonda apologized for his remarks in a statement through his rep. However, the apology came only after First Lady Melania Trump reported the threat to the Secret Service.
"I tweeted something highly inappropriate and vulgar about the president and his family in response to the devastating images I was seeing on television," Fonda said in a statement. "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.”
Fonda has since deleted many of his vile tweets, but the internet has preserved them for all to see.
A spokesperson for Melania Trump called the original tweet "sick and irresponsible" and confirmed the “USSS has been notified.”
Donald Trump Jr. also defended his family on Wednesday, labeling the actor a “sick individual” and calling for a boycott of Fonda’s upcoming film.
“You’re clearly a sick individual and everyone is an internet badass but rather than attack an 11 year old like a bully and a coward why don’t you pick on someone a bit bigger. LMK,” Trump Jr. tweeted.
Trump Jr. then retweeted this "boycott alert.”
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