A tweet by the CBS legal drama, The Good Fight, has sparked calls for a Secret Service investigation after raising eyebrows with a call to “assassinate” President Donald Trump.
In an episode entitled, “The One Where Diane Joins the Resistance,” a segment of the show depicts a character pointing to a list of words including the words “assassinate Trump” and “Eliminate Mar-a-Lago.”
It’s bad enough that the show featured the hateful words, but the Twitter account for the show went further joking about the “Easter Eggs” included in the show.
According to Breitbart News:
The official CBS Twitter account for The Good Fight asked viewers if they had noticed any “Easter eggs” within the “target words” from the Mach episode.
“Hmmm… some of those target words look a little familiar. Did you catch any Easter eggs in this scene from The One Where Diane Joins The Resistance? #TheGoodFight” tweeted the account on Friday.
This is hardly the first time the CBS All Access series went after the president. Last year one of its characters suggested assassinating the president, Breitbart noted.
But it wasn’t long before twitter users began firing back at the show’s tweet.
“Threatening the President of the United States is a federal felony under United States Code Title 18, Section 871. It consists of knowingly and willfully mailing or otherwise making ‘any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President’” said one Twitter user in a reply to the CBS account.
“@SecretService, please investigate this assassination threat against President Trump,” tweeted conservative activist Scott Presler.
“Yes, @CBS this is despicable to run subliminal messages encouraging the assassination of the president @realDonaldTrump,” tweeted a third user, “I hope @SecretService investigates @thegoodfight thoroughly.”
In the episode from which the image in the CBS tweet is derived, the show’s character Diane “is encouraged to ‘do something’ after meeting the leader of a female resistance group whose aim is to sink POTUS’ approval rating,” according to the episode’s synopsis.
“Diane, she just used five target words in one sentence,” one of the NSA researchers listening to Diane’s call says to another researcher before pointing to a list of target words. The camera pans over to the list, which reads in part:
Once again, we see how Hollywood hates America.
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