Republican businessman Donald Trump’s election to the presidency has sparked a cloud of assassination fantasies on Twitter.
Trump’s election, which also spawned protests in various cities, is not sitting well with some social media users, and they are making that known in disturbing ways.
‘So who’s going to assassinate Trump at his inauguration?’ one Twitter user demanded to know.
‘I just pray that the first n***a who tries to assassinate Donald Trump don’t miss’, another added.
One joked: ‘My mom is talking about assassinate donald trump. watch out guy my white suburban mother is coming for you.’
While some also called for the death of vice president-elect Mike Pence.
‘If trump wins pls dont assassinate him without getting mike pence first because his a** is f***ing crazy,’ one user tweeted.
While the First Amendment allows freedom of speech, death threats against political figures – particularly the next president of the United States are taken very seriously by security agencies.
so who's going to assassinate Trump at his inauguration?
— Kaï (@MalakaiSargeant) November 9, 2016
Wow Trump's only been Pres-Elect for 2 days and people already want to assassinate him….
— Logan Alex Wigington (@Darkshot153) November 10, 2016