Hollywood liberals have lost their collective minds. To think that we live in a time where it has become socially acceptable to say that you want to assassinate the sitting President of the United States.
Obviously suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome, Broadway star Carole Cook told a photographer that she’d like to see Donald Trump assassinated after a fan of the president unfurled a ‘Trump 2020’ banner during a performance of ‘Frozen’ the week before.
The 94-year-old actress was leaving a Hollywood restaurant with her husband on Sunday night when the pair were approached by a TMZ photographer who asked Cook if a theater was an appropriate place to bring a Trump banner to.
“My answer to that is,” Cook replied, “where is John Wilkes Booth when you need him? Right?” referring to the actor and Confederate sympathizer who shot President Abraham Lincoln dead in a theater in 1865.
Cook clearly thinks more drastic measures are required, and the most shocking part is that she clearly knew what she was going to say. Based on her husband’s reaction it’s something they’ve said before.
Cook and her husband, Tom Troupe, laughed, and another person, off-camera, asked “so we need to kill President Trump?”
“Someone should,” replied Troupe. “Why not,” Cook added.
“Will I be on an enemies’ list?” Cook then said. “My God, I hope so.”
Cook was referring to Richard Nixon’s famous document – and she clearly would wear that as a badge of honor.
Cook’s comments provoked outrage on the right. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee tweeted Monday that Cook’s stunt was “not just sick,” but “a crime.”
"You have the right to remain silent." These are the lines this actress may need to memorize! This is not just sick-it's a crime. https://t.co/ql5nBbqktv
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) September 10, 2018
Governor Mike Huckabee was not the only one on Twitter who took offence to Cook calling for President Trump to be assassinated.
To the dimwitted actress , booth was killed as he should have been. Threats to the president should bring a similar sentence in my belief, never would I call for bad to Obama as bad of a president as he was
— Tony Gramps (@Tonysamerica) September 10, 2018
Just because someone is a celebrity does not excuse them from making threats against the President. It use to be the Secret Service or FBI would investigate all threats even those that were sick jokes.
— Sandy Amundson (@earth2sandy) September 10, 2018
It would all stop if just one was prosecuted! Conservatives always turn the other cheek and that’s why they keep getting away with it! It’s also why they feel free to say what ever the want! It’s past time to stop it!
— 🇺🇸 Paul Bartunek 🇺🇸 (@PbartunekPaul) September 10, 2018
Cook is not the first celebrity to reference the Lincoln assassination when talking about Trump. Johnny Depp, in a drunken ramble to the audience at Glastonbury Arts Festival last year, wondered “when was the last time an actor assassinated a president?,” adding “maybe it’s time.”
Depp and Cook join a long list of celebrities who have publicly spun violent revenge fantasies against Trump. Actor and activist Peter Fonda has called for the president’s 11-year-old son, Barron, to be “put in a cage with pedophiles,” pop star Madonna has spoken of wanting to “blow up the White House,” and comedienne Kathy Griffin made headlines when she posed for a photoshoot with a mockup of Trump’s bloodied and severed head.
Calls for violence in the name of #resistance have come from the political arena too. California Congresswoman Maxine Waters kicked off a summer of unprecedented Democrat rage when she called on supporters in June to harass Trump administration officials in the street.
Waters’ words drew Trump’s ire, and he hit back by branding her “mad Maxine” and “an extraordinarily low IQ person.”
Waters defended her remarks on Saturday, telling a Democrat crowd in Los Angeles that she threatens Trump’s supporters and constituents “all the time,” but insisted that she does “not advocate violence.”