The New York Times allegedly sponsors a play in which a President Donald Trump-lookalike gets assassinated.

According to Big League Politics’ Cassandra Fairbanks, the play in question is a Public Theater production of ‘Julius Caesar.’

“The play, a contemporary update on the original, does not refer to the president by name – but their Caesar character holds a striking resemblance to Trump and his wife to the First Lady,” Fairbanks writes.

Fairbanks goes on to quote the Public Theater’s website, which describes the Trump/Caesar character as “magnetic, populist, irreverent,” who “seems bent on absolute power.”

Throughout the play, the character – who wears a Trump-style red tie and long coat – reportedly tweets from his bathtub and appears onstage fully nude “before being stabbed to death by senators as an American Flag stands beside them.”

See a clip of the assassination below. Look for the blond-haired man wearing a red tie and Trump-style long jacket.

“I always go to see Shakespeare in the park but I wasn’t expecting to see this,” said Laura Sheaffer, who saw the play last weekend, to Mediaite. “To be honest I thought it was shocking and distasteful. If this had happened to any other President – even as recently as Barack Obama or George W. Bush – it would not have flown. People would have been horrified.”

“I mean, it was the on-stage murder of the president of the United States.”

Sheaffer also slammed The Public Theater’s choice to have Brutus celebrated for his assassination of Trump.

“The message it sent was that if you don’t support the President, it’s okay to assassinate him. I don’t love President Trump, but he’s the President. You can’t assassinate him on a stage.”

Sheaffer went on to compare the incident to Kathy Griffin’s beheading of President Donald Trump.

“Public Theater,” Cassandra Fairbanks states, “is sponsored by none other than The New York Times.”

Fairbanks goes on to quote Public Theater’s Corporate Partners” page, which reads, “the Public Theater has cultivated successful ongoing partnerships with several leading corporations including Bank of America, Delta Airlines, The New York Times, American Express, and others.”

The page continues, “we offer sponsorship opportunities which enhance awareness and visibility of your brand, targeted activations, and provide opportunities for client entertainment, unique experiences and exciting benefits for employees.”

The New York Times has reportedly not responded to requests for comment on its apparent sponsorship of the play.

We will update the story should they choose to do so.

Sources:
Public Theater
Public Theater (2)
Big League Politics
Mediaite

  • CORMAC___NJ

    Since the CEOs of these companies are on-board with this fantasy about assassinating the POTUS, they can’t make a very strong case against assassination of corporate heads, can they?

  • myddrinemrys

    Gotta love when the Regressives think they are doing something “uber-intellectual” and “super symbolic,” not realizing that what they are doing is promoting the exact opposite.

    So Brutus is convinced by Cassius and others that Caesar poses a danger of tyranny, wanting to establish himself as King of Rome. Indeed, there is a wonderful scene where Caesar is OFFERED a crown three times, and he rejects it all three to the roaring approval of the crowd.

    Of course, Brutus takes that as evidence that Caesar intends to become king because….reasons. So he joins his co-conspirators in assassinating Caesar in order to preserve the republic.

    In a great twist of irony, however, it is his very actions that end up plunging the republic into chaos and leads to its ultimate dissolution.

    Regressives, I have GOT to ask: Do you EVEN Shakespeare? Do you EVEN Roman history?

    There is a reason that Dante placed Brutus and Cassius in the 10th level of hell being devoured by Satan along with Judas Iscariot.

    • kohlrak .

      i was just thinking this, myself. Caesar was the hero in his own play. In effect, Trump is a hero, then, right? Then why these sponsors, unless it was a threat? it’s like they’re openly admitting Trump is going to save america, but they want to stop him from doing so.

      • myddrinemrys

        As far as Caesar being the hero…meh. He is made into a heroic figure, but I’ve always seen Antony as the hero. Also Brutus, as he learns to take responsibility for his actions, sincerely regrets them, and atones by killing himself.

        As for the rest…that is pretty much my takeaway from it. Caesar was the person holding the Republic together. Sure, there was a ton of tension and one can make a compelling argument that he would have eventually taken absolute control either as King or Emperor (especially since he had already served multiple times as dictator), but at the time of his assassination, he was the controlling force that was keeping the tentative balance. By removing Caesar, the plotters assured the destruction of the very thing they were claiming to preserve.

        While I don’t think this was the director’s intention, he sure as heck made this same association. The DNC and the GOP have been doing their damnedest to destroy the Republic. While there are areas I certainly don’t agree with Trump about, he is the closest choice possible to halting the collapse. The fervid attempts by BOTH sides to discredit him, combined with the White House leaking like a sieve aptly shows this.

        It actually turns this production into an unintentional warning of removing Trump either through an actual assassination OR a political one. The likelihood of the country going up in flames is ridiculously high right now, especially considering that Pence, Trump’s successor, is part of the “old boys” club in the GOP.

    • Dante Alighieri

      clever
      but not enough to warrant the effort

      • myddrinemrys

        Have your nephew explain memes to you. Using the noun as a verb is a condescending way to imply someone is lacking knowledge in the area under discussion as in: do you even meme?

        Also, I would think someone using the poet’s name would be more familiar with his work. Check Canto XXXIV (34):

        At every mouth he with his teeth was crunching
        A sinner, in the manner of a brake,
        So that he three of them tormented thus.
        To him in front the biting was as naught
        Unto the clawing, for sometimes the spine
        Utterly stripped of all the skin remained.
        “That soul up there which has the greatest pain,”
        The Master said, “is Judas Iscariot;
        With head inside, he plies his legs without.
        Of the two others, who head downward are,
        The one who hangs from the black jowl is Brutus;
        See how he writhes himself, and speaks no word.
        And the other, who so stalwart seems, is Cassius.

        What do you know? Cassius, Brutus, and Judah’s as I said. Do you even Inferno?

        Dante reserved the 9th level for traitors, as he considered it the worst of sins. Judas, Cassius, and Brutus betrayed a benefactor, what Dante would consider the most evil of sins. Again, I would expect someone using the name to know this already. Do you even Dante?

        See my other comment below for a fuller explanation on the irony of depicting Trump as Caesar.

  • Jerald

    Pissing off 50% of the country is not good business, as many have already learned.

  • Arlene Brown

    with them doing that even a play they just committed a felony, time to ban the companies that were for this New York Times should get closed this is not what free speech is about you don’t have a play of the assassination of the President of the United States, if they did this with Obama they would be arrested already time to call New York Times

  • MisterGoldiloxx

    Boycott .@BankofAmerica @Delta @AmericanExpress @nytimes
    And tell them why!

    • Dante Alighieri

      south park … irony ?? cant tell

  • Teresa Skrzypczak

    Fucking Retards

  • Dante Alighieri

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a00c30b656346babbe3ea558c9f718c00d250f04060a0622cb236f79b04637e1.jpg The New (Crybaby) Kids on the Block

    Once Again the Politically Correct Conservative Crybabies are offended.
    Boo-Hoo.

    How dare you not be PC with our sacred relics. (And you thought the Lib’tards were bad.)

    Grow the Fuck Up. —D

    • Nahalban

      Which side is asking for safe spaces with coloring books and play dough again? oh that would be the leftists. Also the antifa after they get their backsides handed to them everytime they try anything. Shadilay!

      • Dante Alighieri

        which side says dont tax our church land etc cuz we need our safe spaces????

        • Nahalban

          Yep wanting to be free from taxes that is totes a sign of weakness. No I think attempting to normalize pedophilia and pandering to mental illness is a bigger sign than not paying taxes.

  • Sugarjet

    A NEW LOW ****THIS IS SO DISRESPECTFUL! AS MUCH
    AS I DISLIKE OBAMA I STILL WOULD FEEL THIS WAY. New York Times-Sponsored
    Play Features ‘Trump’ Being Assassinated-THIS WAS PAID FOR WITH OUR
    TAXPAYER $. I FOR ONE HOPE THE PRESIDENT CUTS MONEY FOR THE ARTS