WASHINGTON, D.C. –
Former president Ronald Regan had an assassination attempt made on his life in 1981 by John Hinkley Jr., who claimed at the time of his arrest that he was trying to kill the president to impress actress Jodi Foster, who he had become enamored with after seeing her in the film Taxi Driver.
Hinkley was released from his psych hospital today, and is now free and clear to walk the streets. Empire News met up with Hinkley upon his release, and he was decidedly chipper and happy to be living as a free man again.
“I am so excited to see what the world is like now, outside of those four walls,” said Hinkley. “I understand that we have a black president now, which is crazy to me. I’ve also heard, already, that there is a woman running for president. Apparently a lot has changed.”
Hinkley says that he has no intentions of assassinating any other presidents, now that Reagan has already died.
“From what I’ve read about current candidate Donald Trump’s campaign, it seems that there is likely an assassination to happen in the near future if he’s elected, but it certainly won’t be by me.” Hinkley seemed excited about the prospects of life outside of the hospital, and will be sent to live with his mother.
Actress and director Jodi Foster says that was never impressed by Hinkley’s attempt on the president’s life, and that she hopes he will find a new muse to impress if he decides to visit the movies again.