Comedian Terrence K. Williams said in video posted Tuesday that he has been inundated with death threats and is scared for his life after President Donald Trump retweeted a video he created connecting former Secretary of State Hillary and former President Bill Clinton to the apparent suicide of registered sex offender and multimillionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein.
"THEY ARE COMING AFTER ME!" Williams, who often creates politically-natured content, captioned his video. "After [Donald Trump] Retweeted me I received threats & now Facebook is after me. I'm worried about my safety."
He asked his followers to retweet his video and use the #ProtectTerrenceKWilliams hashtag on social media.
"I need everybody to listen and pay attention, ever since President Trump has retweeted me, people have been sending death threats, threatening me every single day, telling me I better watch my back," Williams started the video, which was split screen: one side featuring Williams and the other side scrolling through alleged threats sent to the comedian. One of the threats said, "I'm going to f*** your house slave a** when I see you." Another email, with the subject line "Jeffrey Epstein's Murder" read, "You're next."
Back in February, Williams noted, he was involved in a serious car accident, where he reportedly fractured his neck. "I do not want to be hurt again. These people need to tone down these death threats," he said.
"And now Facebook is after me," he continued. "Facebook has sent out their fact-checkers to fact-check my page. They are telling my followers that my page is fake news, that my content is fake news. I am a comedian. How can you fact-check a joke? I have never in my life heard about somebody fact-checking a joke. … They are trying to shut me down."
Williams ended the video by assuring his viewers that he is "not suicidal," and if something happens to him, it was "somebody on the Left."
"If anything happens to me, y'all," he said, "just know, somebody on the Left did it, somebody that doesn't like Trump did it, okay? Just know that. And I just wanna let y'all know, right now, I am not suicidal. I have not been having suicidal thoughts. I have not been thinking about committing suicide, or hurting others. So if they say Terrence has committed suicide one day, just know that is fake news, just know that is a lie, because I am not suicidal. But these people are threatening me and Facebook is coming after me, trying to shut down my page, telling people to go to my page to report anything that they feel is fake news; they are trying to shut me down."
In a statement to The Daily Wire, Williams said: "I never received deaths or had to watch my back in my entire life until I announced my support for President Trump. My first time being called the N-Word was by a white liberal."
"I thought it was okay as an American citizen to support the President Of the United States of America," he added.
Trump was asked by the press on Tuesday about sharing Williams' video connecting the Clintons to Epstein's apparent suicide.
"The retweet — which is what it was, just a retweet — was from somebody that's a very respected conservative pundit, so I think that was fine," Trump said, according to Politico.
"I know [Bill Clinton] was on [Epstein's] plane 27 times, and he said he was on the plane four times," the president continued. "But when they checked the plane logs, Bill Clinton — who was a very good friend of Epstein — he was on the plane about 27 or 28 times. So why did he say four times?"
"The question you have to ask is, did Bill Clinton go to the island?" Trump relayed to the press, referencing Epstein's so-called "pedophile island."
"Because Epstein had an island. That was not a good place, as I understand it, and I was never there. So you have to ask, did Bill Clinton go to the island? That's the question. If you find that out, you’re going to know a lot," he added.
In a statement last month, Clinton spokesman Angel Ureña denied that Mr. Clinton ever went to such a place.
"President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York. He's not spoken to Epstein in well over a decade, and has never been to Little St. James Island, Epstein's ranch in New Mexico, or his residence in Florida," the statement said, as noted by Politico.