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BBC presenter David Aaronovitch has come under fire after he suggested that President Joe Biden should order the 'murder' of Donald Trump.

The Radio 4 Briefing Room host let loose on Twitter, posting: "If I was Biden I'd hurry up and have Trump murdered on the basis that he is a threat to America's security #SCOTUS."

Speaking on GB News, comedian Jonathan Kogan said: " I saw it, it got deleted about 90 minutes later. I do think it was a joke. I don't think it was satire, like he was trying to say it was.

"It technically wasn't satire. It's saying something ridiculous. But it's a joke."


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Josh Howie said: "I would also argue that obviously he works at the BBC. The idea is you're meant to be impartial. That joke, bad as it may be, would suggest he's not impartial in his feelings towards Trump. I don't think he wants Biden to kill him.

"I think he's expressing a very obvious favoritism towards Biden, which is I mean, I guess if you're not allowed to do that as a BBC guy, then I don't know. I don't know. I've never been to Ofcom training here.

"The point is we don't necessarily hold ourselves up to any standards. The most pure people in the whole world are which the BBC tend to do.

"Okay, I will say I've had some online spatters with David Aaronovitch, a lot about gender stuff.".

The controversial tweet caused quite a stir at the time with followers quick to highlight a glaring breach against BBC's impartiality rules.

In response to a critic, he insisted on the satirical nature of his tweet, stating that it was "satirical and based on today's 6-3 ruling on presidential immunity."

Approximately an hour and a half later, Mr Aaronovitch decided to take down the controversial post, elaborating through a tweet: "There is now a far right pile-on suggesting that my tweet about the Supreme Court's ruling on presidential immunity is an incitement to violence when it's plainly a satire."

"So I'm deleting it. If nothing else though it's given me a map of some of the daftest people on this site.

"Note by the way that not one of them has a problem with the ruling itself."

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