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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 12:11

'Trump Assassination' Theater Group Gets Nearly $1 Million from Taxpayers Annually

Written by  Craig Bannister

The Public Theater, the New York City “Shakespeare in the Park” group whose rendition of Julius Caesar depicts President Trump being stabbed to death, received an average of $976,296 from the government annually between 2010 and 2014.

“I wonder how much of this ‘art’ is funded by taxpayers?” Donald Trump, Jr. tweeted on Sunday. “Serious question, when does ‘art’ become political speech & does that change things?”

According to 990 forms obtained by CNSNews.com, taxpayer dollars accounted for about 4.6% of The Public Theater’s total revenue from 2010 through 2014, which averaged $21,281,920 annually.

Taxpayers shelled out $4,881,480 to The Public Theater over the five-year period, 2010-2014.

The company’s 2012-2014 990 forms are published on their website, and Charity Navigator provided the 2010 and 2011 forms.

On Monday, after CNSNews.com published the list of sponsors of The Public Theater, The Public Theater pulled that list from its website.

Two of the sponsors listed were government agencies: the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

After receiving backlash from the public, causing two of its sponsors, Delta Airlines and the Bank of America, to pull their funding, the Shakespeare group put out an unrepentant statement:

Read more at CNSNews
Last modified on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 12:40

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I BLAME CNN!!!!!!
The 24/7 propaganda cycle is causing people to become unhinged. They are brainwashing the population and a few running off the rails is perfectly predictable. They even encourage violence (severed heads performance art) - Be sure that by this time tomorrow they will start finding a way to blame president Trump for this ..... you heard it here first.

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Give me a break, d-fund all leftest propaganda machines, d-fund plan parenthood, d-fund PBS. In fact stop giving all Muslim countries that hate us anything and start taking care of our own people that are in real need!

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The National Endowment for the Arts should be Zero-out in the next federal budget. I do not need anymore plays like this or my savior being displayed in vile fluid.

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Looks like the Jackassery of the DNCommunist is still in play for a best try at a political assassination of this President and the R's elite leadership is sitting on their frigging thumbs like usual.......The R's need new leadership and the congress needs to be term limited, no since keeping worthless around and paying it.....these seasoned sluts of politics are crapping little red onions right now...

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Dean Webb Written by Dean Webb
June 13, 2017
DEFUND THESES IDIOTS NOW
TAXPAYERS MONEY IS WASTED ON THIS TRASH
Defund Now
No wonder, We are in debt to the Chinese
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Judith Licata Written by Judith Licata
June 13, 2017
Absolutely Right!!!!

that is sick. that is what is so wrong with taxpayer money going to fund "art". in what world is that art?

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As some intellectual jerk named Trump,I will say NO more money from dumbo trump to these VERMIN Democrat asses

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You realize, of course, this play is a modern day rendition of Julius Caesar, the timeless classic written by Shakespeare.
You also, of course, realize that several years ago they did the play with a main character portraying President Obama.
You also understand that this is not about killing dumbo trump or anyone else. The Shakespearean drama is based on the real murder of Caesar.
The play has ended the same way for 400 years.
Will you liars please grow up!

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Gary Ferraro Written by Gary Ferraro
June 13, 2017
Hey Frank. You do realize that this play is using an actor made up to look like President Trump in today's timeline, don't you? Or are you legally blind & retarded at the same time?
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Olga Vakhnyanskaya Written by Olga Vakhnyanskaya
June 13, 2017
Frank is maximally "fair": he just named our President "dumbo"! I cannot understand these people: are they really retarded or just jealous to the PERSON with some extreme ability make our Country great again? Isn't this ability is for EVERYBODY benefit?!

They should be arrested, for inciting violence and an illegal act on a seating President. That's not art!!! It's stupid and irresponsible!!

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Jon Bradfield Written by Jon Bradfield
June 13, 2017
Why should we be required to fund groups that are suggesting violence against a seared government official? Let the Left has plenty of money. Let them pay for it themselves.

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