Donald Trump hits out at Snoop Dogg over music video

The video features the rapper firing a toy gun at a clown dressed as President Trump

Donald Trump hits out at Snoop Dogg over music video

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Donald Trump has hit out at Snoop Dogg amid controversy over the rapper's latest music video.

In the video - a remix of the song Lavender by Canadian group BadBadNotGood - Snoop fires a toy gun at a clown character dressed up as the US President.

A flag saying 'bang' pops out of the gun after it's fired. The clown also appears tied up in chains during the politically-charged video.

Warning: the video below contains strong language

Commenting on the video, Senator Marco Rubio suggested that "anything like that is something people should be really careful about" due to past presidential assassinations in the US.

He told TMZ: "I think people can disagree on policy, but we've got to be careful about that kind of thing because the wrong person sees that and gets the wrong idea and you could have a real problem."

Today President Trump himself tweeted about the controversy, suggesting the rapper would have received "jail time" if he had have "aimed and fired" at President Obama.