Eric Trump: Johnny Depp should deal with ‘his own problems’
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Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpEx-ethics chief: Trump 'Southern White House' tweet part of attempt to monetize presidency Philippine government to hold Independence Day event at Trump Hotel Trump's two eldest sons head to Dubai for business partner's wedding MORE said Sunday that Johnny Depp should focus on dealing with "his own problems" after the actor made an apparent assassination threat, as a joke, against President Trump.

"You see Johnny Depp and what he said, you know, 'assassinate the president.' Johnny Depp has his own problems, he has his own problems. Why don’t you go back to making movies and doing your own thing?" Eric Trump said during a segment with host Maria Bartiromo on Fox's "Sunday Morning Futures."

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On Thursday, Depp asked the audience at the Glastonbury Festival in England "when was the last time an actor assassinated a president."

Depp faced immediate backlash, becoming the latest celebrity to earn criticism for making violent remarks about the president.

Depp apologized Friday for his "bad joke." 

“I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump,” Depp said in a statement to People magazine. “It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone.”

The president's son said that while the comments about him and his family do typically roll off their backs, they can also be upsetting. 

He said some of the comments about his pregnant wife and 11-year-old half-brother Barron are made by people who have "no borders."

“I have a pregnant wife. She’s seven months pregnant. If you just saw some of the comments that she receives from people, I mean, I couldn’t honestly say them on the air because they are so ghastly. But they are willing to attack a pregnant lady, somebody who is seven months pregnant," Eric Trump told Bartiromo. "They are willing to attack an 11-year-old boy, meaning my brother Baron who lives in the White House and at a fragile age. They are willing to go after my half-sister Tiffany who is 22 years old who is going to law school."

Depp is also dealing with a restraining order obtained last year by his ex-wife Amber Heard, who alleges domestic violence.