Broadway legend Carole Cook’s recent “joke” about the assassination of President Donald Trump has reportedly led to an official inquiry from the Secret Service.
TMZ reports that the service responded to a Sunday night interview, during which Carole Cook was asked about “Frozen: The Broadway Musical” star Timothy Hughes’ ripping a “Trump 2020” sign from an audience member following a performance.
“What does it say about our country and politics when a man at the show tonight felt the need to protest Disney’s ‘Frozen on Broadway’ with a pro Trump flag?? How frightening is it that our show’s messages of love, acceptance, and diversity have become the opposition to supporting Trump?” Hughes later wrote about the incident on Instagram.
Although Cook had not heard about the event in question, she did give her opinion on the president.
“My answer to that is, ‘Where’s John Wilkes Booth when you need him?’” she said.
She added, “He killed presidents.”
Knowing her words would almost certainly wind up being controversial, she then said, “Will that get me in trouble? Will I be on an enemies list?”
Cook is far from the first entertainer to joke and josh about the potential assassination of the president.
“Pirates of the Caribbean” star Johnny Depp made a similar joke while attending a film festival in England last year.
Comedian Eddie Griffin added a joke to his stand-up act.
Plus, Madonna infamously joked about fantasizing about “blowing up the White House” last year.
While it’s highly unlikely a woman like Cook, who is 94, poses any realistic threat to the president, her words are still part of a growing trend among leftists who take their Trump criticisms a step too far.
What good does it do to wish for death upon a president? Is this an outcome these people actually want to see for the country? Do they realize the impact of their words and what those words convey?
Cook is a legendary Broadway actress known for plays such as “The Three Penny Opera” and “Hello, Dolly!”
She has also appeared the television shows “Murder, She Wrote,” “Charlie’s Angels,” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Her film appearances include “American Gigolo,” “Home on the Range,” and “Sixteen Candles.”
Check out Cook’s original comments about President Trump below: