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Liberal Hero Amy Schumer Goes from Red Carpet to Jail After Threatening Trump on Live TV?

Comedian Amy Schumer did not threaten President Trump on live television at the Academy Awards ceremony, nor was she arrested at that event.

Published Mar 2, 2017

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Comedian Amy Schumer was arrested at the 2017 Academy Awards for threatening during the live television broadcast to harm President Trump.

On 27 February 2017 the web site Last Line of Defense reported that comedian/actor Amy Schumer went "from the red carpet to jail" after threatening President Trump during a live Academy Awards ceremony broadcast:

Amy Schumer’s seats at the Oscars went empty after she was dumb enough to threaten the life of President Trump live from the red carpet on E! TV. Schumer, who was asked what she would do if she found out the president would be sitting next to her, was arrested as soon as she stepped out of the spotlight by Trump security operatives on scene to monitor the event.

According to Special Agent James Gleaburgh, the team was expecting to make some arrests of Hollywood elites, but never did they think it would be that quick:

“We’re here, very openly, to make sure these people don’t incite violence and hatred with their speeches. Schumer couldn’t even make it past the red carpet.”

Schumer told E! that she would “bash Trump’s head in with the nearest Oscar she could find” if given the chance ... Not very smart.

An absence of any other reporting on Amy Schumer's purported Academy Awards arrest was one indicator the claim wasn't on the up and up. This story was a fabricated one that originated with The Last Line of Defense (The Resistance), a satirical site whose disclaimer notes that its content should never be taken seriously:

The Resistance may include information from sources that may or may not be reliable and facts that don’t necessarily exist. All articles should be considered satirical and any and all quotes attributed to actual people complete and total baloney. Pictures that represent actual people should be considered altered and not in any way real.

Kim LaCapria is a former writer for Snopes.

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