“The United States Secret Service has been alerted in response to a tweet by actor Peter Fonda, who said Barron Trump — President Donald Trump’s youngest son — should be separated from his mother and put ‘in a cage with pedophiles,'” CNN reports.
The tweet from Fonda, which has since been deleted, reportedly says: “We should rip Barron Trump from his mother’s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles and see if mother will stand up against the giant a–hole she is married to. 90 million people in the streets on the same weekend in the country. F—.”
CNN reports: “First lady Melania Trump’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, called the tweet ‘sick and irresponsible,’ adding that the Secret Service has been notified. A Secret Service spokesman said the agency is aware of the tweet but declined to comment, citing the agency’s practice of not speaking about protective matters.”
Fonda, who sent out the tweet in anger over Trump’s immigration policy separating families, later issued an apology, which has been widely reported in the media, in which he said: “I tweeted something highly inappropriate and vulgar about the president and his family in response to the devastating images I was seeing on television.
“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.”