Nailed it. Jimmy Fallon skewered Donald Trump‘s over-the-top entrance at the Republican National Convention on Monday night in a hilarious opening sketch on The Tonight Show on Tuesday, July 19, that also addressed the controversy surrounding the Republican presidential nominee’s wife, Melania Trump, apparently lifting lines from Michelle Obama‘s 2008 DNC speech. Watch the dead-on impression in the video above!
Striding out from the left of the stage, silhouetted by a bright white light and smoke as Queen’s “We Are the Champions” played, Fallon as Trump suddenly busted out some Michael Jackson moves as the music changed to “Smooth Criminal.”
Then Fallon approached the podium and said, “Thank me,” before referencing the former reality-TV star’s line from Monday night: “We’re going to win big.”
“I know I wasn’t supposed to be on stage tonight,” he said, “but our key speaker, Alf, canceled at the last minute. He had to return to Melmac. Sad!”
He then turned his attention to the biggest headline from day one of the convention in Cleveland.
“Did you see Melania? She stole the show … literally,” Fallon said. “I mean, she delivered her speech like a true first lady. That first lady being Michelle Obama, but still. She might have plagiarized some of it, but you got to admit she did it harder, better, faster, stronger, and you can quote me on that.”
“And how great was Scott Baio?” he continued, referencing the former Happy Days star’s speech on Monday. “I loved it so much, I’m going to put Charles in charge of the nuclear launch codes.”
“Last night you heard from Antonio Sabato Jr. from General Hospital,” Fallon as Trump added. “Tonight you heard from Kimberlin Brown from The Young and the Restless, which is interesting because for the rest of the week you’ll be hearing from all my children.” (Donald Trump Jr. and Tiffany Trump addressed delegates on Tuesday, while Eric Trump will give a speech on Wednesday and Ivanka Trump is scheduled to speak on Thursday.)
“Let’s also hear it for my great running mate, what’s-his-face,” he said, referencing vice presidential Republican pick Mike Pence. “We did an interview on 60 Minutes, or as it’s now known, 59 minutes of me and one minute of him wondering, ‘What the hell have I done?'”
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