Samuel L Jackson toned down anti-Trump tweets after death threats from ‘radical crazy people online’

Adam White
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Samuel L Jackson and Donald Trump (Paras Griffin/Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)
Samuel L Jackson and Donald Trump (Paras Griffin/Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)

Samuel L Jackson toned down his anti-Donald Trump tweets due to death threats from “radical crazy people”, his wife LaTanya Richardson has claimed.

The Pulp Fiction star has been a vocal critic of the US president, referring to him as a “haemorrhoid” and endorsing those who describe Trump as a “motherf****r”.

He also mocked him amid reports he hid in a White House bunker during protests against the death of George Floyd.

While Jackson said that he had “learned to count to 100 before I press send” on his tweets, Richardson added that she had grown concerned about her husband’s safety from “these radical crazy people online that tell you they’re going to kill you”.

“When he fights with the orange man, I don’t think that that’s a fight worth having,” Richardson told The Guardian. “Obviously [Trump] is ill, and there is nothing that you’re going to be able to say that he’s even going to hear, unless you just really take him down into the pit of hell’s gutter.”

She continued: “His people hear it and they’re raising flags all the time. And Sam is … you know, you don’t travel with bodyguards. I need him to stay alive!”

Jackson and Trump’s feud goes back further than the latter’s time as president, with Jackson claiming in 2016 that Trump regularly cheats at golf, having played with him on several occasions.

Samuel L Jackson and Donald TrumpParas Griffin/Mandel Ngan/Getty Images
Samuel L Jackson and Donald TrumpParas Griffin/Mandel Ngan/Getty Images

In response to the claim, Trump tweeted: “I don’t know @SamuelLJackson, to best of my knowledge haven’t played golf w/him & think he does too many TV commercials – boring. Not a fan.”

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