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Johnny Depp jokes about assassinating Donald Trump

Johnny Depp has appeared to joke about assassinating US President Donald Trump during an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival.

The actor, who was introducing a showing of his 2004 film The Libertine, began talking about Trump and then asked the audience: "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?"

He continued: "I want to clarify, I'm not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it has been a while and maybe it's time."

The Pirates of the Caribbean star was speaking at Cineramageddon, the festival's drive-in cinema.

His comments come just weeks after comedian Kathy Griffin issued a public apology for appearing in photographs where she was holding a mocked-up severed head that appeared to resemble the US president's.

Kathy Griffin apologised after she was pictured holding a severed head that resembled Trump's Credit: PA

At Glastonbury, Depp eared a rock star welcome, arriving in a blue vintage Cadillac and jumping up on the bonnet to pose for photographs.

It was while he was taking questions from the 1,500-strong audience, alongside The Libertine's director, Julien Temple, that he made his comments about Trump.

"I think he needs help and there are a lot of wonderful dark, dark places he could go," Depp said, to cheers from the crowd.

"It is just a question - I'm not insinuating anything.

"By the way, this is going to be in the press. It will be horrible [but] I like that you are all a part of it."