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NYT critical of corporations pulling their sponsorship of play depicting 'Trump' being assassinated

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Delta Airlines and Bank of America pulled their sponsorship of a New York production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" when it was discovered that Julius Caesar's modern day representation was a barely-disguised Donald Trump-like figure.

As if it is not shocking enough that a production would simulate the murder of a sitting president, Chris Salcedo was stunned by the New York Times' response to the sponsorship withdrawals. On today's "Chris Salcedo Show," he had a few words for them and the American political left.

He explained that the story of Julius Caesar, which depicts a leader being deposed by force in a bloody scene, feeds into the "fantasy of the American Left of killing Donald Trump" when depicted the in the manner New York's Public Theater chose.

Chris took care to mention that he was not offended by the modern interpretation of the ancient story, as he himself participated in a college production with costuming choices akin to Don Johnson of the Miami Vice era.

But he was alarmed that the NYT decided that private companies who chose not to back the potentially offensive production had committed some sort of betrayal.

To see more from Chris, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Chris Salcedo Show” weekdays 2–5 p.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

 

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