"The United States Secret Service is aware of a comment actor and comedian George Lopez made on social media where he referenced assassinating President Trump.
Lopez, 58, responded to a post on Instagram about the Iranian government putting a bounty on Trump's head by saying he would do it for "half" of the $80 million bounty. He was responding to reports that a eulogist at Gen. Qassem Soleimani's funeral called for the president to be killed as payback for Soleimani's death.
"The Secret Service is aware of the Tweet made by Mr. Lopez," a USSS representative told the Washington Examiner on Monday. "The Secret Service takes all threats against the President and or any of our protectees seriously, and as a matter of practice, we do not comment on matters involving protective intelligence."
The comment was against Instagram's policy, and the social media platform previously told the Washington Examiner that they would be deleting the comment.
Representatives for the actor told Fox News that the remark was "just a joke."
Trump ordered the killing of Soleimani after "very major" and credible intelligence was uncovered that suggested he was planning to kill Americans in the region. The Iranian military unit he headed has been designated as a terrorist organization."
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