A film director has said he hopes former President Donald Trump is assassinated like President Abraham Lincoln.
"The Warner Bros. DC universe of comic book movies is about to welcome the opening of Blue Beetle but fans are not welcoming a tweet by the film’s director, Ángel Manuel Soto, who said he hopes Donald Trump is assassinated like President Abraham Lincoln," reported Breitbart.
"Soto’s tweet from 2018 resurfaced on the eve of the release of the summer blockbuster he helmed," reported Breitbart.
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Soto wrote, "The only thing I hope Trump has similar to Lincoln’s presidency is the way it ended."
The director deleted the tweet at about 4 a.m. on April 4, 2023, just a few hours after it was noticed and reposted.
The hope that Trump would be assassinated is not the only radical, left-wing tweet that Soto posted.
Soto tweeted in 2018 that Puerto Rico is a "slave colony" to the United States.
He also objected to Donald Trump’s election, tweeting, "You must be the dumbest piece of shit top cross twitter, right after Trump. How stupid can you be? Puerto Rico is a slave colony of the USA. Your passport was impossed [sic] on us, so there is nowhere else to go after your country shits on my land and blame us for the stink. Fuck you."
"Previous to his work on Blue Beetle, Soto’s Twitter feed was filled with expletive-laden rants against the United States, mostly in Spanish," reports Breitbart.
"Even as Soto's tweets tell Americans to "fuck off," he also insisted that Americans should see Blue Beetle to "start a conversation that allows us to be part of a global community and embrace each other’s differences in a way that’s exciting."