John Lithgow Jabs Trump By Praising Churchill: He Reminds Us What Leadership Looks Like

Without uttering his name, John Lithgow threw shade at President Trump by praising Winston Churchill at the 69th Emmy Awards.

Lithgow, who stars as the British prime minister in the Netflix series The Crown, won the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. And towards the end of his acceptance speech, he paid tribute to Churchill with a bit of emphasis on some of his qualities.

“Most of all I have to thank Winston Churchill,” he said. “In these crazy times, his life even as an old man reminds us what courage and leadership in government really looks like.”

Watch the clip above, via CBS.

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