Peter Fonda Calls for Barron Trump to be Kidnapped on Twitter-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
Actor Peter Fonda called for Barron Trump to be kidnapped and caged “with pedophiles” on Twitter.
Peter Fonda tweeted “we should rip Barron Trump from his mother’s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles” in response to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Fonda later apologized, saying “I went way too far.”
Fonda has been an outspoken critic of President Trump. In June, Fonda’s criticism took on a fevered pitch in response to the administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.
In the same thread, Fonda also called for activists to scare ICE and CBP agents by surrounding their children’s schools, and for the children of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee sanders to be taken away given to “Stephen Goebbels Miller for safe keeping.”
Stephanie Grisham, a spokesperson for Melania Trump, told Politico that the White House had reported the tweet about Barron Trump to the Secret Service.
Peter Fonda issued an apology the next day, on June 21. He called his tweet “highly inappropriate and vulgar” in response to the “devastating images I was seeing on television.” Fonda continued:
Like many Americans, I am very impassioned and distraught over the situation with children separated from their families at the border, but I went way too far. It
was wrong and I should not have done it. I immediately regretted it and sincerely apologize to the family for what I said and any hurt my words have caused.”
So, reports that Peter Fonda called for Barron Trump to be kidnapped are true.