The office of the First Lady called the Secret Service on Peter Fonda after the Hollywood actor called for kidnapping 11-year-old Barron Trump and throwing him in a cage with pedophiles. In a now-deleted series of vulgar tweets, Fonda wrote "WE SHOULD RIP HIM FROM HIS MOTHER'S ARMS AND PUT HIM IN A CAGE WITH PEDOPHILES AND SEE IF MOTHER WILL STAND UP AGAINST THE GIANT ASSHOLE SHE IS MARRIED TO."
Spokesperson for the first lady Stephanie Grisham told The Daily Caller that the Secret Service has been “notified” of the threat.
“The tweet is sick and irresponsible and USSS has been notified,” Grisham said. -Daily Caller
Fonda then went on a tirade against White House officials, including Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen and Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
"Maybe we should take her children away and deport her to Arkansas, and giving her children to Stephen Goebbels Miller for safe keeping," Fonda tweeted, referring to White House aide Stephen Miller - largely credited for the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy.
The actor later apologized, saying in a statement later that he was distraught over children at the border separated from their families (though not so much when Obama did it), and that he "went too far."
Fonda's vulgar tweets drew heavy criticism over Twitter, with Donald Trump Jr. tweeting "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."
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. https://t.co/8OhiQ0aZmO— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 20, 2018
Others shared similar sentiments, with some calling for a boycott of Fonda's new movie Boundaries, which comes out on Friday:
BOYCOTT ALERT— An Open Secret (@AnOpenSecret) June 20, 2018
‘Boundaries’ by @sonyclassics
Starring @iamfonda @VeraFarmiga
Opens in Theaters June 22
Fonda advocated for 12 year old Barron Trump to be put in a cage with pedophiles
Fonda said Hollywood Director Roman Polanski “wasn’t a criminal” in 2009. pic.twitter.com/K3HM6hEWzE
As an FYI @SonyPictures has a movie with him dropping in a few days. I wonder if they will apply the same rules to @iamfonda that they did to @therealroseanne. I have a strange suspicion that they wont do anything. Please RT, we deserve an answer! https://t.co/j38NnlJKn7— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 20, 2018
It's been 10 hours— Jack Posobiec🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 20, 2018
How long does it take @SonyPictures to decided if they support child rape or not?
What are you going to do Sony Pictures? Do you have ANY standards? https://t.co/stj5LQF0um— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) June 20, 2018
Wonder if he’ll get the same treatment as Rosanne and if @SonyPictures will stop the release of his film for the most vile of comments. How sickening...what kind of person says these things about a child or anyone for that matter https://t.co/fSNI2BhRar— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) June 20, 2018
So actor Peter Fonda (@IAmFonda) calls for Trump’s 12 year old son to be raped by pedophiles and @SonyPictures is still releasing his new movie, but Roseanne makes a joke about someone and her show is canceled within hours. That’s Hollywood.— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) June 20, 2018