Watch: Broadway Legend Carole Cook Says an Assassin Is Needed to Deal With Trump
BY BEN MARQUIS
Liberal and progressive leftists have become utterly unhinged since President Donald Trump was elected to office in 2016, lashing out repeatedly and, in many cases, threatening or acting violently in opposition to the president and his supporters.
TMZ reported Monday how a videographer caught Cook and her husband as they were leaving a posh restaurant in New York City and asked for their take on an incident last week at a Broadway performance of Disney's "Frozen." According to Entertainment Weekly, a member of the audience displayed a "Trump 2020" banner during a curtain call Wednesday and received a tongue-lashing from one of the seemingly offended actors.
That actor had decried the imposition of a political message at a Broadway show, apparently ignorant of or deliberately ignoring how his fellow Broadway stars in "Hamilton" had proudly made their musical a political message to spite Trump and then-Vice President-elect Mike Pence in the early days following Trump's election.
Cook and her husband had been unaware of the Trump banner incident, but Cook offered up a smirk in reply and said, "Where's John Wilkes Booth when you need him?"
Of course, every American citizen should know that John Wilkes Booth was the Confederacy-sympathizing actor who assassinated Republican President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 while the president enjoyed a performance at Washington's famed Ford's Theater.
Judging by the reaction of both Cook and her husband when asked about Trump, it was apparent that his potential assassination had been a topic of discussion between them in the past. Her husband almost said the exact thing Cook had said, instead cutting himself short so she could express their obviously shared desire.
After asking where Booth was when he was needed, Cook looked at the interviewer sideways and asked if he knew who Booth was, which he did. Cook's husband, meanwhile, made sure everyone knew by saying "he killed the president," to which Cook quickly admonished with a laugh, "Don't say that, they'll get me for that."
"Now will that get me in trouble?" Cook asked a moment later as they waited on the arrival of their car, to which the interviewer replied with a laugh, "I don't know, it might."
"Will I be on an 'enemies' list? My God, I hope so," she added. Asked if she would be OK with ending up on an "enemies" list, Cook said, "Just keep me out of jail ... or maybe not."
This is not the first celebrity to suggest that the current president should be violently dispatched. Others who have made similar remarks include pop singer Madonna, actor Johnny Depp and failed comedian Kathy Griffin, to name just a few. It is unclear if the Secret Service has taken an interest in Cook's commentary.
There have also been a number of rappers who've hinted or stated outright that Trump should be killed, as have numerous leftist members of the radical antifa groups, not to mention countless angry liberals who've marched repeatedly in protest of the duly elected president.
One of the key complaints issued by Trump's haters on the left is that he is too coarse and uses abusive language like a bully, and they have urged the American public to display a bit more civility in political discourse.
Ironically, it is some of those same folks calling for more civility who are also calling for the violent assassination of the nation's leader who is supported by at half of the country, a decidedly uncivil thing to call for (and something that could even spark violence of the kind associated with the days of Lincoln and Booth).
The left really needs to cease with the calls for assassination of the president or violence against his supporters, not only because it undermines their simultaneous call for civility, but also because it is flat-out wrong to call for the assassination of an American president - despite their ideology or political affiliations. Violence against a president's supporters is no better.
Leftists might be unhinged these days, but they should at least understand that.
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