Elizabeth Banks tore the house down at the DNC on Night 2 as the event’s host, mixing humor and passion to promote Hillary Clinton’s message — and bring down Donald Trump! She even mocked the Donald’s extravagant entrance at the RNC. Click to watch.
Elizabeth Banks proved to be the hostess with the most-ess at the Democratic Convention’s Night Two, on July 26. The actress/director has been on Team Hillary Clinton since day one, and let the delegates and audience at home know why she was “With Her”! Not to mention, she got in a nice jab at Donald Trump, too! When she entered the Wells Fargo Arena, she did it to Queen’s “We Are The Champions,” the same way Donald entered the Republican National Convention the week before.
“You know I don’t usually say this about Donald Trump, but that was over the top. I just confirmed it,” she said, mocking the GOP’s pick. She even knocked the alleged billionaire’s money problems. “The Trump Campaign is so hard up for money, I just bought that fog machine on eBay for thirty-bucks!”
Elizabeth said that most voters know her as a raving psychopath in extravagant, ill-fitting wigs (aka her role on The Hunger Games.) So when she turned into the Republican National Convention and saw Donald, she was all, “Hey, that’s my act!” Double-burn!
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 26, 2016
Near the end of the presidential primaries, on June 3, Elizabeth visited Larry King Now and spoke about her desire to see Hillary in the White House. “Are you politically involved?” Larry King asks Elizabeth. “I would like Hillary Clinton to be the next president of the United States…because she’s the most qualified person.” She tells Larry that she’d love to campaign for Hillary, and it looks like she got her wish in a major way!
Elizabeth became one of the many celebrities who came to the DNC to support Hillary during the historic event. Elizabeth had the great fortune of hosting the night that Hillary was officially given the Democratic nomination by delegates; she saw her become the first woman to gain a major party’s nomination in the history of the United States. What an incredible night!
Night 2 of the DNC will also include speeches by Lena Dunham and America Ferrara, and Meryl Streep. Talk about star power! Andra Day and Alicia Keys were also booked to perform! After Demi Lovato and Paul Simon‘s performances on the first day of the DNC, it’s clear that this convention is only going to get better and better as we move toward Thursday.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think about Elizabeth’s remarks at the DNC? Tell us in the comments!