Laura Benanti is a gift. The Broadway star and actress made another appearance on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ to do one of the best political impressions we’ve seen since Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin, and once again, she totally killed it. WATCH Colbert interview ‘Melania Trump’ about the Billy Bush/leaked tape scandal here!
Laura Benanti, 37, IS Melania Trump, 46. Laura — as Melania — stopped by the Late Show on Oct. 18 to blame everyone except her husband Donald Trump, 70, for his “locker room talk” with Billy Bush, 45, and it’s hilarious. WATCH the full segment above!
Host Stephen Colbert, 52, begins by explaining how Mrs. Trump defended her husband on Oct. 17, saying he was “egged on” by Bush. “Yes, it’s all Billy’s fault,” Colbert says sarcastically. “Now I know why they’re on a bus. It’s easier to throw Billy underneath it.” HA.
Then he calls up “Melania” for a video chat about her comments, and it gets truly funny when Colbert asks her to clarify the real Melania’s earlier comments.
“He explained it was locker room talk,” Laura/Melania says. “I did not know this, but when American men gather to sport they always brag of grabbing women by the Billy Bush,” she adds before reiterating that it was “boy talk”. Oh, man.
“I hate to point this out, but your husband isn’t a boy, he’s a 70-year-old man,” Colbert retorts.
“Boys, men — it’s the same. No matter how nice they seem, secretly they’re all foul-mouthed Billy Bush-grabbing pigs,” the potential FLOTUS grins.
“They’re all animals. If only a woman could be president,” she sighs. Amazing.
Colbert looks shocked. “Hillary Clinton is a woman — why don’t you just vote for her?” he asks, at which point Melania slides out of her chair and pretends the connection has been lost. So good.
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