Broadway Star Asks ‘Where Is John Wilkes Booth?’ for Trump

September 10th, 2018 2:13 PM

A famed Broadway actress is joining Hollywood’s crusade against President Trump – by asking for president-assassinator John Wilkes Booth.

On Sunday, TMZ asked 94-year-old television and Broadway actress Carole Cook (Sixteen Candles, 42nd Street) about President Trump and a recent performance of Frozen. During the musical’s curtain call, one actor grabbed and threw away a “Trump 2020” banner from an audience member. While Cook hadn’t heard of the incident, she responded, “Where is John Wilkes Booth when you need him?”


Her husband, Tom Troupe, explained who Booth was: “He killed presidents,” or, more particularly, he shot President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. He’s just a few years too late to hunt Trump.

“Don’t say that,” Cook joked back at Troupe. “They’ll get me for that.” A few seconds later, she checked, “Will I be on an enemies list? My God, I hope so.”

“Just keep me out of jail,” she concluded. “Or maybe not.”

She’s not alone. Her words echoed actor Johnny Depp, which he asked in 2017 “when was the last time an actor assassinated a president?' Ever since the 2016 presidential election, Hollywood has threatened a violent fight against Trump, from comedian Kathy Griffin carrying Trump’s fake severed head to other celebrities cheering on the smashing of his Hollywood star.