According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Madonna’s inauguration day statements about “blowing up the White House” have gotten the attention of the Secret Service who are known to take any threatening statement seriously until they can establish intent.
From the Post:
One US official told The Post that Madonna’s statement will have be evaluated for its seriousness.
“It’s all about intent. Is she intending to do harm to the White House or President Trump? Otherwise it will be characterized as inappropriate,” the official said. “If it’s characterized as inappropriate, then there won’t be any discussions with the U.S. Attorney. If it’s determined that there’s intent on her part, then there will be discussions with the U.S. Attorney and they’ll take it from there.”
Madonna’s comments, delivered at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, were condemned by President Donald Trump’s administration, with White House Chief of Staff Reince Preibus telling “Fox News Sunday”: “One of the singers said she wanted to blow up the White House. I mean, can you imagine saying that about President Obama?”
Madonna took to Instagram Sunday to clarify her remarks, saying: “I want to clarify some very important things. I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it’s important people hear and understand my speech in it’s entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context,” she said.
Page Six credits The Gateway Pundit — largely considered by more mainstream news outlets as having a tendency to spread conspiracy theories — for providing the Secret Service scoop. Jim Hoft, founder of Gateway Pundit, recently announced that Trump’s administration has granted his outlet a spot in the White House press pool.