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Veteran Broadway actress asks: ‘Where’s John Wilkes Booth when you need him?’

Veteran Broadway actress Carole Cook referenced Abraham Lincoln's assassin while responding to a question about President Trump, asking: "Where is John Wilkes Booth when you need him?"

"Now will that get me in trouble?" Cook, 94, added during a Sunday interview with TMZ.

The remark came after the entertainment news site asked Cook - who starred in "42nd Street" and "Hello, Dolly!" on Broadway - about a "Frozen" actor ripping a pro-Trump flag from an audience member's hands during a curtain call last week.

"He killed presidents," Cook's husband, standing alongside her, said of Booth.

"Don't say that," Cook shot back. "They'll get me for that."

Booth assassinated Lincoln in 1865 during a performance at Ford's Theatre in Washington.

"Will I be on an enemies list?" the nonagenarian performer - who also appeared in 1984's "Sixteen Candles" - continued, as her husband stood alongside her, smiling. "My God, I hope so."

"Just keep me out of jail," Cook added.

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