A Hollywood actor has penned an anti-Trump satire based in part on children's nursery rhymes.
Trump-haters aren't hard to find in Tinseltown – but standing out from among the crowd these days is actor John Lithgow, who has penned an ant-Trump screed in rhyme. Here's one of his selections:
Lithgow: "Trumpty Dumpty wanted a tower / To showcase his personal glory and power."
While some might criticize the actor's poetry prowess, at least he's honest about his bias. In the introduction to Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse, he acknowledges his anti-Trump bias – then offers a personal message for all of President Donald Trump's supporters:
"Though I myself cannot fathom it, I acknowledge your sincere devotion to Dumpty. In your eyes, Dumpty's bullying is courage, his bigotry is patriotism, his vulgarity is authenticity, his cruelty is unbridled fun."
Ted Baehr of Movieguide says while he's a fan of Lithgow, he's convinced the actor doesn't seem to get middle America.
"I don't think Lithgow is obviously looking at Trump – he's looking at his prejudice about Trump," Baehr tells OneNewsNow. "He's not understanding Trump, and he certainly doesn't understand what different people think positively about Trump."
Baehr says one reason many leftists are anti-Trump is that the president stands up for freedom of religion – a concept their worldview abhors.
"The Christian community is under siege from the left and from any progressive because Marxism says that you need to abolish religion, that it's the opiate of the people," the Southern California-based movie critic shares. "He's one of the last bulwarks to say we need religion, we need faith, we need values."
According to the Media Research Center's NewsBusters, Lithgow's book doesn't limit its criticism just to the president, but also takes on some former members of his Cabinet.