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BBC presenter sparks fury after calling for Donald Trump to be ‘murdered’ by Joe Biden



A well-known Radio 4 presenter appeared to breach the BBC’s rules on social media impartiality today with a controversial tweet about the US election.

A top BBC presenter has sparked fury today after tweeting that President Joe Biden should have Donald Trump ‘murdered’.

David Aaronovitch, who presents Radio 4’s Briefing Room show, took to X/Twitter shortly after 5 pm and said: “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”.

The hashtag suggests his wild opinion was sparked by the ruling from the Supreme Court today, which ruled that former presidents have absolute immunity from prosecution for their official acts.

The post from Mr Aaronovitch sparked instant backlash from those who saw it, with many pointing out an egregious breach of the corporation’s rules around employee impartiality.

Responding to journalist Jack Montgomery who accused him of “Trump derangement syndrome”, Mr Aaronovitch doubled down and lashed out, replying: “Did you see the Supreme Court ruling Jack? Or were you too busy with your head up Nigel Farage‘s derriere?”

Mr Aaronovitch's tweet, which has now been deleted

Mr Aaronovitch’s tweet, which has now been deleted (Image: Twitter/X)

The BBC has been approached for comment.

In another follow-up tweet to someone attempting to add a ‘community note’ to his political intervention, Mr Aaronovitch said: “That community note should be interesting…


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