Conservatives say Snoop Dogg went too far by by showing a mock execution of Donald Trump in his music video. Snoop Dogg is hugely influential. Showing scenes like this in his music video is incredibly irresponsible and disrespectful—if not to Donald Trump, then to the office of the president. What makes the incident worse is its complete ignorance of the history of presidential assassinations in America. It's just something you shouldn't joke about.
"It's totally disgraceful. Snoop owes the president an apology," he said. "There's absolutely nothing funny about an assassination attempt on a president, and I'm really shocked at him because I thought he was better than that.
"I'm not really sure I understand the artistic value to having somebody dress up as Trump and firing a weapon at him," Cohen added. "I certainly would not have accepted it if it was President Obama. I certainly don't accept it as President Trump, and in all fairness, it's not funny, it's not artistic."
He continued, "If you have a protest, that's fine. Make a point. But he has to learn that they have to respect the office of the presidency ... Just because you want to hide behind the guise of artistic capabilities or artistic freedom of speech doesn't make it right, and Snoop knows that, and he played very close to the line here."
"Shame on you, Snoop," concluded Cohen, who suggested that Snoop could be doing more for the community beyond making controversial videos and could perhaps join Trump's Diversity Coalition. "You should be better than that, that's for sure."