Donald Trump (Photo: Twitter)

Donald Trump (Photo: Twitter)

A columnist with the New York Times caused a social media stir with a tweet that joked of billionaire businessman and GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s assassination.

“Good news guys,” wrote Ross Douthat in his tweet, as found by “I’ve figure out how the Trump campaign ends.”

Douthat is a foreign-policy expert who supports Marco Rubio and John Kasich.

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He then included a link to a YouTube video of the 1983 movie, “The Dead Zone,” a flick that features Christopher Walken as a character who tries to shoot to death a politician played by Martin Sheen. Sheen’s character uses a human baby to shield himself from the assassination attempt.


New York Times columnist Ross Douthat joked about an assassination ending Donald Trump’s run for president.

Twitter users were quick to respond to Douthat.

One wrote, noted: “My respect for you has plummeted. You’re an embarrassment. Advocating an assassination [assassination] attempt on @realDonaldTrum? @DouthatNYT.”

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And another: “@DouthatNYT maybe time for you to take a break.”

Yet one more: “@DouthatNYT Dude, you’re making [expletive] assassination jokes?”



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