Anti-Trump poetry reveals actor's disconnect with middle America

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
 | 
Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Hollywood sign on hillsideA 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.

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

FEATURED PODCAST

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What was the most revealing revelation from the Senate hearing on the inspector general’s report? (Choose up to two)

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

  Big win for conservatives in Britain
House panel presses toward historic Trump impeachment vote
Crash shines light on immigrants in Christmas tree workforce
10 ex-NFL players charged with defrauding healthcare program
US water chief praises Colorado River deal, sees challenges

LATEST FROM THE WEB

House panel to hold key impeachment vote, after day of all-out sparring and intrigue
Cory Booker didn't qualify for the next Dem debate, but still says he has a 'path to victory'
Dems deliver how-to lesson in 'quid pro quo' ... on guns
Impeachment markup heats up as Nadler says 'we cannot rely on an election' to oust Trump
Ben Sasse causes liberal implosion on social media after he admits FISA abuse accusations were true

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Parents urged to add name to protect their rights

U.S. ConstitutionA parental rights organization has set a goal to defend parental rights: a constitutional amendment.