The Pirates of the Caribbean actor was onstage at the Glastonbury Festival in England on Thursday when he brought up the president.
“Can you bring Trump here?” Depp, 54, asked the audience, who was there for a screening of his 2004 film, The Libertine. The crowd immediately began booing, and Depp followed up, saying, “No, no, no, you misunderstood completely. I think he needs… help.”
He continued, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”
The crowd cheered and clapped, but Depp continued speaking, saying, “I want to clarify, I’m not an actor. I lie for a living.”
Depp was no doubt referencing John Wilkes Booth, the actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.
The Secret Service has said it is aware of the comments. Threatening the president is a crime under U.S. law. “For security reasons, we cannot discuss specifically nor in general terms the means and methods of how we perform our protective responsibilities,” the Secret Service said in a statement, according to NBC News.
Depp has not shied away from showing his disapproval of Trump. Last year, he portrayed Trump in a satirical biopic for Funny or Die, called Trump “a brat” and predicted he would be “the actual last President of the United States” if elected.
He isn’t the only one coming under fire for comments made against the president. Kathy Griffin was criticized for posing in a photo with a graphic image of Trump’s severed head. She was subsequently fired from her New Year’s Eve gig at CNN.