Laura Benanti Reprises Her Melania Trump Impression on Late Show

Danny Woods
June 16, 2017

As much fun as late-night hosts have poking fun at the news of the day, increasingly, a key part of their job is being able to respond quickly, earnestly, and insightfully to acts of violence-most recently, the mass shooting in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.

In a reference to Americans' obsession with the young and handsome Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, the fake Melania said because America took a vow to have Trump as their president, they have to live with him. "Explains why he was the first Senator to endorse Trump". "These are my happy eyes", a miserable Benanti said.

She described her five-month stay at the Trump Tower in NY as so lonely doing whatever she wanted and whenever she wanted. "I called it my prison of freedom".

The first lady and her son, Barron, swapped New York City for a White House view on Sunday. "And I don't often say this here on our show, but I will be pulling for the GOP so, good luck to all of you".

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Colbert checked in with "Melania" in the sketch, who had lots of things to say about her time in the White House so far. When asked why she hadn't moved into the White House with the president right away, she explained that she had to wait for Barron to finish school, then she had to "wait for the Comcast guy to come turn off her cable", but her emotionless demeanor soon deteriorated as she admitted she had run out of excuses to stay in NY: "now, there's nothing". "That's something that is lacking in American politics.politicians showing, from both sides of the aisle, that they are friends". And Donald Trump is our president, for better or worse, for richer or even richer. "In sickness and in no health care".

"We stay. We make the best of it".

Tell us what you think! "Make America grape again", she said chugging a huge glass of red vino.

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