Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ Mocks Melania Trump’s CNN Interview (Video)


Actress Laura Benanti appeared as Melania Trump once again on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show Tuesday night in a segment meant to mock an interview that Donald Trump’s wife conducted with CNN’s Anderson Cooper earlier this month.

Sporting a dress similar to Melania Trump’s and doing her best impression of the former model, Benanti responded to the recently released 11-year-old Access Hollywood tape in which Trump is heard making sexually inappropriate jokes about women with former Access host Billy Bush.

“Have you forgiven your husband?” Colbert asked the Tony Award-winning actress during the segment.

“He explained it was locker-room talk,” Benanti, as Trump, replied. “I did not know this, but when American men gather to sport they always brag of grabbing women by the Billy Bush.”

When Benanti told Colbert that the tape represented nothing more than “boy talk,” Colbert reminded her that her husband is a “70-year-old man,” and not a boy.

“Boys, men, it’s the same. No matter how nice they seem, secretly they’re all foul-mouthed Billy Bush-grabbing pigs. They’re all animals. If only a woman could be president,” she said.

The faux Melania Trump also lashed out at several women who have come forward in recent weeks to accuse Trump of sexual impropriety.

“These women, woof. Am I right? Up top,” Benanti said, beckoning Colbert to give her a high-five.

Billy Bush has since been fired as host of NBC’s Today for his role in the controversy.

Late-night programs and comedy shows have taken repeated aim at Melania Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Just last week, Saturday Night Live poked fun at Trump’s wife with a “Melanianade” segment, a parody of Beyoncé’s Black Lives Matter-inspired Lemonade visual album, in which Trump’s wife and other women sing about their disgust for the Republican candidate.

Watch the full segment from Colbert’s Late Show above.


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