A CBS program has come under fire for directly calling for the assassination of President Trump in a series of images that they used on the show.
Breitbart reported that CBS crime drama The Good Fight tweeted an image on Friday from a recent episode, entitled, “The One Where Diane Joins the Resistance.” The imaged showed a character pointing to a list of “target words” that included the phrases “Assassinate President Trump” and “Eliminate Mar-a-Logo.” The tweet, which has since been deleted, sparked backlash among Twitter users, many of who reported CBS to the Secret Service.
The official CBS Twitter account for The Good Fight asked viewers if they had noticed any “Easter eggs” within the “target words” from the Mach episode.
“Hmmm… some of those target words look a little familiar. Did you catch any easter eggs in this scene from The One Where Diane Joins The Resistance? #TheGoodFight” tweeted the account on Friday.
The image garnered widespread backlash among Twitter users, who then reported the tweet to the Secret Service.
“Threatening the President of the United States is a federal felony under United States Code Title 18, Section 871. It consists of knowingly and willfully mailing or otherwise making “any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President” said one Twitter user in a reply to the CBS account.
“@SecretService, please investigate this assassination threat against President Trump,” tweeted conservative activist Scott Presler.
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