American presidents, regardless of political party, often garnered intense angry emotion from people across the world. Public figures and celebrities are no exception.
Recently, Kathy Griffin garnered intense criticism after doing a photo shoot that included her holding a bloodied severed head that resembled President Donald Trump.
Yet Griffin is only one of many examples when people in the public eye threw violent rhetoric at a twenty-first century commander-in-chief and soon-to-be president.
What follows are ten other times when a president experienced violent rhetoric and even threats from various celebrities, including actors, musicians, a preacher, and even a Gold Star mother.
Some apologized, some argued that their comments were misinterpreted. And at least one stated that the threatening language was an accident.
In 2000, an episode of The Late, Late Show by Craig Kilborn garnered outrage when they showed video footage of then candidate George W. Bush and captioned it "Snipers Wanted."
According to a statement by CBS, the caption was an accident, noting "this graphic, which was not accompanied by any remarks from Mr. Kilborn, should not have been included in the telecast and is not consistent with our broadcast standards."
Anti-Iraq War activist Cindy Sheehan gained notoriety during the Bush Administration for her impassioned protests against the conflict following the death of her son in battle.
In a book published in 2006, Sheehan wrote on page 29 about her "time-machine fantasy" of killing President George W. Bush while he was still an infant.
"I often contemplate the 'baby Hitler scenario' when I think of George Bush," wrote Sheehan. "If I had a time machine ... and if I rode in it back to the time when George Bush was a baby, could I kill him and save my son's life and the [lives] of so many other people?"
Sheehan went to note that in this fantasy she always reached "the same conclusion: No. I couldn't kill anyone. Not even a monster."
Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams told an audience of about 1,000 people at the 2007 International Women's Peace Conference in Dallas that she wanted to kill then President George W. Bush.
"Right now, I could kill George Bush," said Williams. "No, I don't mean that. How could you nonviolently kill somebody? I would love to be able to do that."
Eventually, Williams offered an apology for her remarks, explaining that her "feelings now and again get way ahead of me."
"I couldn't kill anybody, but I must confess that I'm extremely angry with the Bush administration and what they have done. To say that was wrong," added Williams.
During the 2012 presidential campaign season, conservative rock music singer Ted Nugent garnered controversy for inflammatory rhetoric regarding both then President Barack Obama and Democrats in general.
"If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year," said Nugent, noting when it came to Democrats he said he and his peers "need to ride onto that battlefield and chop their heads off in November."
In 2007 during a concert, Nugent called then Senator Obama "a piece of s***," adding that he called on Obama to "suck on my machine gun."
Years later, when Nugent's comments were compared to Kathy Griffin's beheaded Trump photo, the musician rejected the parallel.
"My quote was that I was afraid if Obama was elected again I would either be dead or in jail because of all of the farmers and ranchers and citizens across this country who unload on me on a regular basis where they're being persecuted by various bureaucrats," said Nugent in 2017.
"I did not threaten anybody's life, yet Kathy Griffin and the whole left talking points including our own friend Juan Williams, just repeats the lie that I threatened the president's life, never happened."
Not to be confused with the Monty Python cast member of the same name, Terry Jones is the Florida pastor who gained public notoriety for his threats to burn copies of the Qur'an.
In early 2013, in response to then President Barack Obama's endorsement of gay marriage, Jones opted to burn him and former President Bill Clinton in effigy.
"The results of the election were either a fraud or a continuing example of how the American people have been duped," stated Jones in a 2013 press release.
"Obama has continued to lie and deceive the American people, to break countless promises, running our country into a debt from which we can only with great difficulty recover."
The only one on this list to go beyond words or artistic expression, actress Shannon Guess Richardson of Texas was known for having small roles in programs like The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries.
In 2014, Richardson was sentenced to 18 years in prison and forced to pay $367,000 after admitting that she sent letters containing ricin to then President Barack Obama and then New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
"The letters, which contained what the FBI described as 'very low concentrations' of ricin, were discovered before causing any injuries or fatalities," reported CNN.
"Richardson ... initially told FBI agents that her now-estranged husband had sent the tainted letters. But authorities said Richardson was found to be 'deceptive' in a polygraph exam."
During the 2016 presidential election season, Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro said in a video that he wanted to punch then candidate Donald Trump in the face.
In an interview on the daytime program "The View" following the election, De Niro explained the context of his comments.
"I said that because he said that about somebody, that he would like to punch them in the face. How dare he say that to the crowd? How dare he say the things he does? Of course I want to punch him in the face," said De Niro.
"It was only a symbolic thing, anyway. It wasn't like I was going to go find him and punch him in the face ... But he's got to hear it. He's got to hear that, you know, that's how he makes people feel."
During the Women's March, Madonna garnered controversy for her remarks, which included many profanities and talk of wanting to attack the White House.
"I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House, and I know this won't change anything. We cannot fall into despair," said Madonna.
For her part, the 58-year-old singer later explained in a statement posted to social media that her comments were taken out of context.
"I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt," stated Madonna.
Grammy-award-winning rapper Snoop Dogg garnered headlines when he appeared in a rap music video on YouTube in March where he appeared to shoot a clown made to resemble President Donald Trump.
In an interview with Billboard, Snoop Dogg claimed that the video was a response to the widely reported incidents of police brutality against African-American men.
He also told Billboard that he was "making a song that was not controversial but real — real to the voice of the people who don't have a voice."
"When I be putting s--- out, I don't ever expect or look for a reaction. I just put it out because I feel like it's something that's missing. Any time I drop something, I'm trying to fill in a void," said Snoop Dogg.
Adam Pally, an actor who has appeared TV series like "Making History" and "The Mindy Project," told TMZ in a March interview what he would do if he could time travel.
"I'd have to kill Trump or Hitler," he said, adding "maybe I would go back and love them more so that they wouldn't do these things."
"Soon after making his comments, Pally was arrested in New York City for smoking marijuana and cocaine possession, as also reported by TMZ.