US singer Madonna is on the country’s Secret Service radar for announcing that she has often fancied “blowing up the White House”. The Secret Service will reportedly open an investigation into the singer’s comment made at a protest rally in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.
The 58-year-old “Rebel Heart” singer told demonstrators at the Women’s March that she had felt “angry” and “outraged” over Donald Trump becoming the country’s 45th president. “I’m angry. Yes, I’m outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House,” said Madonna, one of Trump’s biggest celebrity antagonists during the election. “But I know that this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair.”
A spokesman for the Secret Service reportedly said that the agency was “aware” of the singer’s comments and would open an investigation, though a potential decision to prosecute would rest with the US Attorney’s office. Madonna’s comments aired uncensored on several cable TV networks, was promptly followed by apologies from some on-air anchors.