On Thursday night during a movie premier in England, actor Johnny Depp made controversial remarks about assassinating Donald Trump. In response, the president's White House and Secret Service have responded.

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It doesn't come as a surprise that most celebrities out in Hollywood don't agree with Donald Trump. From the day Trump kicked off his presidential campaign, he got off on the wrong foot with Hollywood when he referred to illegal immigrants from Mexico as "murderers" and "rapists." Over the last two years, and increasingly since his election win over Hillary Clinton, Trump has been a top target for angry and frustrated celebrities who have used various methods to express their opposition to the commander in chief.

Trump has routinely become the butt of a joke on "Saturday Night Live," as well as most late night talk shows, but some have gone too far for their own good. A recent example involves comedian Kathy Griffin who ended up losing her job hosting CNN's New Year's Eve special after posing in a photo with a mock severed head of Trump. While appearing at the Glastonbury Festival in England to promote his new film "The Libertine," Johnny Depp joked about killing the president, which didn't go over well in the response, according to TMZ on June 23.

"When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" Johnny Depp told the crowd in England, before elaborating further on his thoughts about Donald Trump. In response, the White House released a statement. "President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and it's sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead," the statement read.

"I hope that some of Mr.

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Depp’s colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly as they would if his comments were directed to a Democrat elected official," the statement continued. In addition, the Secret Service acknowledged Johnny Depp's comments, saying that they are "actively monitoring" the situation. Depp's remarks also triggered instant backlash across social media, as Donald Trump supporters blasted the actor over his comments, with some calling for a boycott of his films moving forward.

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While Johnny Depp, Kathy Griffin, and other celebrities are facing backlash over their comments about Donald Trump, the president's approval rating is only dropping lower. In the latest round of polling averages, Trump's favorable rating is hovering around just 40 percent.

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