Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio said that rapper Snoop Dogg should not have included a particular scene in his new music video.
The scene involved the rapper shooting a clown who resembled President Trump with a toy gun.
“Snoop shouldn’t have done that,” the Florida Republican told TMZ on Monday at the Ronald Reagan Airport in Washington D.C. “I’m not sure what Snoop was thinking.”
“We’ve had presidents assassinated before in this country, so anything like that, people should really be careful about that kind of thing,” Rubio added. “He should think about that a little bit.”
“If the wrong person sees that and gets the wrong idea, you could have a real problem. I think people can disagree on policy, but we’ve got to be very careful about that kind of thing.”
The video, which was just released on Sunday, features a song focused on police brutality and depicts a world full of clowns, with the rapper in the end firing a toy gun at one which looks like Trump.
“This is the final call,” Snoop says before pointing a toy gun at the head of a clown who though he resembled Trump, was doing something not Trump: smoking a cigarette.
In an interview with Billboard on Sunday, the rapper said “The whole world is clownin’ around. If you really look at some of these motherf–kers, they are clowns.”
“It’s a lot of clown sh-t going on that we could just sit and talk on the phone all day about,” Snoop Dogg added. “But it’s a few issues that we really wanted to lock into [for the video] police, the president and life in general.”
“I feel like it’s a lot of people making cool records, having fun, partying, but nobody’s dealing with the real issue with this f-cking clown as the president, and the sh-t that we dealing with out here, so I wanted to take time out to push pause on a party record and make one of these records for the time being,” the rapper, who endorsed Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, said.