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Play Depicting Trump as Caesar Stirs Controversy June 21, 2017 by Staff

The New York Public Theater is finding itself in hot water over its modernized version of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." This play opened to the public last week and it depicts Pres. Donald Trump as Caesar. But instead of a Roman robe, he's wearing a suit and tie and is brutally stabbed by women and minorities. This was so offensive that major corporate sponsors Delta Airlines and Bank of America withdrew their financial support. The New York Public Theater's production can be interpreted as promoting violence against the president. They might claim they're protected by the First Amendment but that's debatable. In either case, they should realize they're sponsors don't have to fund them. Neither do people have to watch them, especially if they intend to promote the idea of violence against a sitting president.



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