First there was Madonna. Now there’s a “journalist” named Josef Joffe from Die Zeit, who called for the murder of Donald Trump as part of a panel discussion and call-in program on German TV.
Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for subtitling this January 22 clip from the “Press Club” program on Phoenix TV (ARD, German public-service broadcaster):
Below is an article on the same topic from Epoch Times, also translated by Nash Montana:
ARD: Joffe says “Murder in the White House” is a possible way to remove Trump from Office
A YouTube video goes viral: Die Zeit publisher Josef Joffe calls for “murder in the White House” as a way to remove US president Donald Trump from office. “Josef. Remain serious,” Constanze Stelzenmüller warns him thereafter.
On the ARD Press Club show on January 22, 2017, the Die Zeit publisher Josef Joffe names “murder in the White House” as a means to remove the new US president Donald Trump from the office.
The sentence came as an answer to the question of a viewer who wanted to know: “Is there a way out left to get out of the Trump catastrophe? Is there a possible legal scenario or a paragraph in the Constitution which would result in a possible removal from office?”
Constanze Stelzenmüller thereafter explained that the round had already expected such a question. That the legal aspect of a removal of office process would have high hurdles, she said. “A lot has to happen for this. We are at this moment far away from that.”
“Murder in the White House,” Josef Joffe threw in after that.
“Josef. Remain serious,” replied Stelzenmüller.
Investigation of Madonna
In the USA investigations have been initiated against the pop singer Madonna after she said this about Trump during the Women’s March: “Yes I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know that this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair.” Breitbart reported about this in depth.
|0:00||First of all greetings all around.|
|0:03||And my question is: is there|
|0:06||still a way out of the Trump catastrophe?|
|0:09||Is there a legally possible scenario,|
|0:12||or something in the Constitution which|
|0:15||could result in a possible removal from office?|
|0:18||And I hope for all people that you can answer my question with ‘yes’.|
|0:22||Thank you, Frau Nieleburg, and you have a great day in Hamburg.|
|0:26||We were — before the show — just bringing to mind|
|0:29||what the requirements are, because we actually|
|0:32||expected a question like this.|
|0:35||It’s a fact that for a process of removal from office,|
|0:38||a simple majority in Congress is needed, where|
|0:41||we all know there is a Republican majority at this point.|
|0:46||It is [possible] — I find it not unthinkable —|
|0:49||that before the expiration of his official term,|
|0:52||this could happen,|
|0:55||but for that, a removal from office has to actually happen,|
|0:58||meaning there have to be legitimate charges,|
|1:01||there has to be a hearing, and in the end|
|1:04||there has to be a qualified two-thirds majority of the Senate|
|1:07||in order for a removal of office to take place.|
|1:10||These are politically and legally pretty high hurdles,|
|1:13||a lot would have to happen for it; we’re far away from that.|
|1:16||Murder in the White House, for example. Josef. Remain serious.