(Tea Party 247) – Members of Congress received some very disturbing holiday wishes from the smutty Hustler magazine; Christmas cards that quipped about President Trump being assassinated.
The cartoon depiction of Trump’s slaying prompted many to condemn the rag and call for the Secret Service to investigate.
The Christmas card Hustler magazine sent to members of Congress. pic.twitter.com/zESj3FLcS7
— Eddie Scarry (@eScarry) January 2, 2020
“I just shot Donald Trump on Fifth Avenue, and no one arrested me,” read the card, with a cartoon image of a man holding a smoking gun, in an apparent reference to a comment once made by the president.
When he was running for president in 2016, Trump said: “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?”
Inside the very disturbing card, however, was an illustration of smiling onlookers, including a Santa and a young child, standing over a bleeding body that resembled Trump.
“Merry Christmas!” – “From all of us at Hustler,” the card read.
The shameless porn magazine, which was founded by Larry Flynt, a vocal Trump critic, confirmed they’d sent the card, telling Politico reporter Melanie Zanona that “the card was sent by HUSTLER and was our official holiday card for 2019.”
A number of GOP congressional offices have received the following Christmas card, per sources.
I confirmed its authenticity with Hustler, which told me “the card was sent by HUSTLER and was our official holiday card for 2019.” pic.twitter.com/bRvkin0T8n
— Melanie Zanona (@MZanona) January 2, 2020
When comedian Kathy Griffin posted a picture of herself on Twitter holding up a bloody mannequin head which resembled Trump, she was subject to a two-month federal investigation and nearly faced charges of conspiracy to assassinate the president of the United States.
Hustler magazine was appropriately slammed for the disgusting card.
“Just imagine if a conservative had distributed such a disgusting and hateful piece about a Democrat,” Louisiana Republican Mike Johnson wrote.
Here's all you need to know about the radical Left. A young staffer of mine opened this in a stack of holiday mail today. Just imagine if a conservative had distributed such a disgusting and hateful piece about a Democrat. I hope this will be investigated by the @secretservice pic.twitter.com/0q4FRQGdkY
— Rep. Mike Johnson (@RepMikeJohnson) January 2, 2020
It was so tasteless that even the attorney representing anti-Trump CIA “whistleblower” Mark Zaid called the card “unacceptable.”
This is unacceptable, and clearly I'm no fan of this President. But this absolutely crosses the line and there should be a public apology. Something like this is not a joking matter. https://t.co/5nuY1IslTM
— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) January 2, 2020
Biz Pac Review notes:
Flynt, the magazine’s 77-year-old founder, has reportedly been sending a copy of each issue of Hustler to every member of Congress since the 1908’s. Despite complaints from congressional offices, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the mailing of the magazines could not be blocked, noting that members of Congress “are not forced to read the magazine or other of the mail they receive in volume. We cannot imagine that Congressional offices all lack wastebaskets.”
A full-page ad by Flynt and his magazine ran in The Washington Post in 2017 offering a “$10 million” reward for “information leading to the impeachment and removal of office” of Trump.
While some Twitter users brushed off the sick and twisted Christmas greeting, others boldly called out the “appalling” move:
Someone's gonna get a visit from Secret Service@SecretService
— gutcheck5484 (@gutcheck5484) January 2, 2020
The worlds gone crazy pic.twitter.com/lEDk5cYK4O
— Kevin Norris (@TheREALTobidiah) January 2, 2020
— ❌✝️ American Pitbull 🇺🇸❌Cult45 (@MelissaRNMBA) January 2, 2020
About as classy and tasteful as I would expect.
— MO Hillbilly (@MO_hillbilly1) January 3, 2020
Imagine if this was done about Obama or Hillary? SJW would be in the streets.
— patsfan1980 (@RobPatsfan1980) January 3, 2020
@HustlerMag I did not vote for Trump; but…
* This is wrong on so many levels.
* Hurting America's image worldwide – you accomplish nothing of value.
* I support free speech – I also see the damage reckless abandonment does. pic.twitter.com/qGfM9G7nAo
— MAPennell (@ma_pennell) January 3, 2020
If you’re going to be edgy, be funny.
This card fails the latter.
About to get the Kathy Griffin Effect.
— vizz504 (@vizz504) January 3, 2020