WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida Senator Marco Rubio is coming to the president’s defense saying a video of Snoop Dogg shooting a toy gun at a clown dressed like President Donald Trump shouldn’t have been shown.
The music video, released over the weekend, shows Snoop shooting at the Trump character with a gun that releases a flag with the word, “bang.”
Rubio tells TMZ that “Snoop shouldn’t have done that.” He says “we’ve had presidents assassinated before in this country, so anything like that is something people should really careful about.” He adds that if the “wrong person sees that and gets the wrong idea, you could have a real problem.”
Rubio lost to Trump in the Republican primary campaign.
The video is for a remixed version of the song “Lavender,” by Canadian group BADBADNOTGOOD featuring Snoop Dogg and Kaytranada.
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