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‘I don’t think that this is your guy’: Kayleigh McEnany hits out at Republicans for celebrating Johnny Depp after trial verdict as she reminds them he once ‘called to assassinate then-President Trump’

  • On Wednesday Johnny Depp won his libel case against Amber Heard after a jury ruled in favor of all three of Depp’s defamation claims against Heard
  • Following the verdict the official account of the GOP House Judiciary Committee posted a GIF of Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in celebration of his victory 
  • Fox News host Kayleigh McEnany was quick to point out that Depp is no friend to the GOP and said neither Depp or Heard ended up on top following the case
  • ‘I remember Johnny Depp as being the actor who said, and I’ll read it directly, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” 

Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany slammed Republicans for celebrating Johnny Depp‘s court victory against his ex-wife Amber Heard

On Wednesday actor Johnny Depp won his libel case against Amber Heard after a jury ruled in favor of all three of Depp’s defamation claims against Heard, finding that she had falsely accused him of domestic abuse.

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The actor was awarded $15million – $10million in compensation and $5million in punitive damages.

Following the verdict, the official account of the GOP House Judiciary Committee posted a GIF of Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in celebration of his victory. 

But Fox News host Kayleigh McEnany was quick to point out that Depp is no friend to the GOP and said neither Depp or Heard ended up on top following the messy case. 

‘These are two people that were in a toxic relationship and are both very flawed. They both have problems, that was evident in both of their testimony,’ she said on Fox News on Thursday. 

‘And look, I know that there was a verdict of that was 15 million against Amber Heard, $2 million against one of Johnny Depp’s agents. But let’s be clear. There are no winners here. Not a single person in this case is a winner. We heard about their personal life, intimate details.’

The former press secretary under Trump also reminded her co-hosts of Depp’s call to assassinate the former president in 2017.

‘And I think that those who are celebrating Johnny Depp are a bit misguided, in my view. I remember Johnny Depp as being the actor who said, and I’ll read it directly, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” that’s when President Trump was president. I see some Republicans celebrating him, I don’t think that this is your guy,’ she said. 

Depp made the assassination remark during a 2017 appearance at the UK music festival Glastonbury.  

Following the verdict the official account of the GOP House Judiciary Committee posted a GIF of Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in celebration of his victory

Following the verdict the official account of the GOP House Judiciary Committee posted a GIF of Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in celebration of his victory

On Wednesday Johnny Depp won his libel case against Amber Heard after a jury ruled in favor of all three of Depp's defamation claims against Heard

On Wednesday Johnny Depp won his libel case against Amber Heard after a jury ruled in favor of all three of Depp’s defamation claims against Heard

Heard won just one of her three countersuit claims, which related to statements made by Depp’s lawyer suggesting she and friends had trashed their apartment before calling the police out.

She was awarded $2million in compensatory damages out of the $100million she was seeking in her countersuit against her ex-husband and received zero dollars in punitive damages. 

The judge later reduced Depp’s $5million punitive damages award to the Virginia maximum of $350,000, reducing Depp’s total to $10,350,000 – minus the $2million he was ordered to pay Heard. 

Depp made the assassination remark during a 2017 appearance at the UK music festival Glastonbury

Depp made the assassination remark during a 2017 appearance at the UK music festival Glastonbury

'These are two people that were in a toxic relationship and are both very flawed. They both have problems, that was evident in both of their testimony,' McEnamy said

‘These are two people that were in a toxic relationship and are both very flawed. They both have problems, that was evident in both of their testimony,’ McEnamy said

McEnamy said if the GOP were to stand up for anyone facing false accusations, they should stand up for Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who faced allegations of sexual assault

McEnamy said if the GOP were to stand up for anyone facing false accusations, they should stand up for Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who faced allegations of sexual assault

The call to assassinate a sitting US president was just one of many anti-Trump comments the actor made.

Earlier that year Depp had suggested that Trump was so unpopular and disliked that he threatened to stamp out the presidency.

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In May of 2017 Depp even offered to carry on Alec Baldwin’s beloved Saturday Night Live impersonation of the president should he stop performing it.

He previously concocted his own Trump impersonation in a 2016 Funny or Die sketch

McEnamy said if the GOP were to stand up for anyone facing false accusations, they should stand up for Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who faced allegations of sexual assault during his confirmation hearings.

‘If you’re looking for someone and I totally absolutely believe in due process and people should be heard, look at Brett Kavanaugh, not Johnny Depp,’ she said. ‘That’s just my view, but the jury has decided and we respect the opinion of the jury.’ 

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