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Hustler Magazine takes heat over anti-Trump Christmas card depicting president’s assassination

Editors and personnel at Hustler Magazine are being heavily criticized for a Christmas card sent to lawmakers that involved assassinating President Donald Trump.

The front of the card has an illustration of a gunman saying “I just shot Donald Trump on Fifth Avenue. And no one arrested me,” reports the New York Post.

Inside the card is a figure resembling Trump in a pool of blood in the middle of the street, with people and Santa Claus standing over him, along with the gunman, saying “Merry Christmas.”



In the card’s bottom inside corner, it says “From all of us at Hustler.”

The magazine came to prominence in the 1960s for it’s pornography, which was highly controversial at the time.

During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump remarked that he could “stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters.”

Nevertheless, Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., who got one of the cards, condemned it on Twitter Thursday.

“Here’s all you need to know about the radical Left,” he tweeted.

“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.”




Mark Zaid, an attorney who represents the whistleblower in the Ukraine scandal, also remarked on Twitter that while he’s “clearly no fan of this President,” the card is “unacceptable.”

“This absolutely crosses the line and there should be a public apology. Something like this is not a joking matter,” Zaid tweeted.

Larry Flynt, the founder of Hustler, has criticized the president in the past. He took out a full-page ad in The Washington Post offering $10 million to anyone who could produce information that would lead to “the impeachment and removal from office” of the president.

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