John Lithgow: ‘Trump keeps on surviving. Karma never quite wins’
The actor on playing Churchill, almost becoming Frasier Crane, and writing satirical poems about the US presidentJohn Lithgow, the self-described “professional actor” and “amateur satirist”, has won many Tonys, Emmys and Golden Globes.
Last year his poetry book, Dumpty, about Donald Trump and his cronies, became a bestseller.
A follow-up, Trumpty Dumpty Wanted A Crown: Verses for a Despotic Age, has just been published.What were your honest emotions when you learned Trump had tested positive for Covid-19?Oh well, they were complicated and mixed.
With so many of my friends, we’ve said: “Oh, why doesn’t he get the coronavirus?” Then when it happened, it’s like a child’s magical thinking.
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