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 Infowars.com. “I’ve figure out how the Trump campaign ends.”
Douthat is a foreign-policy expert who supports Marco Rubio and John Kasich.
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.
Twitter users were quick to respond to Douthat.
One wrote, Infowars.com noted: “My respect for you has plummeted. You’re an embarrassment. Advocating an assassination [assassination] attempt on @realDonaldTrum? @DouthatNYT.”
And another: “@DouthatNYT maybe time for you to take a break.”
Yet one more: “@DouthatNYT Dude, you’re making [expletive] assassination jokes?”