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A high BBC presenter has sparked fury right this moment after tweeting that President Joe Biden ought to have Donald Trump ‘murdered’.

David Aaronovitch, who presents Radio 4’s Briefing Room present, took to X/Twitter shortly after 5 pm and mentioned: “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 right this moment, which dominated that former presidents have absolute immunity from prosecution for his or her official acts.

The put up from Mr Aaronovitch sparked instantaneous backlash from those that noticed it, with many stating an egregious breach of the company’s guidelines round worker 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?”

The BBC has been approached for remark.

In one other follow-up tweet to somebody trying so as to add a ‘community note’ to his political intervention, Mr Aaronovitch mentioned: “That community note should be interesting. But before you go to the effort of writing it, try reading the arguments, the ruling and the dissent in the Supreme Court’s judgment on presidential immunity delivered today”.

An hour after posting the tweet, he advised one critic that the put up was “satirical and based on today’s 6-3 ruling on presidential immunity”.

Mr Aaronovitch lastly deleted the put up after round 90 minutes, tweeting: “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.”

Spectator columnist Steven Barratt responded to Mr Aaronovitch’s put up with the commentary: “‘Impartiality’ may not be in the best of health at the BBC…”

Another X user added: “Let’s see what @Ofcom & @BBC say about this!”

GB News commentator Adam Brooks fumed: “The @bbc pleased with this yeah? You utter scumbag David.”

In September 2023 the BBC launched new social media guidelines in mild of a row surrounding Gary Lineker and his political tweets.

The guidelines elevated restrictions on presenters airing social gathering political opinions.