Melania Trump Defends Her Plagiarized Convention Speech in a Hilarious Spoof

Bravo, Laura Benanti.


As Donald Trump’s campaign continues to mount endless excuses for Melania Trump’s convention speech, which seems to have been plagiarized from Michelle Obama’s address at the Democratic National Convention in 2008, it’s becoming quite clear the potential first lady is highly unlikely to issue an apology for the stolen remarks.

But thankfully, the brilliant Laura Benanti has stepped in to fill Trump’s shoes to deliver the nonapology the American public deserves to hear. Catch her defense above—which hilariously embeds lines from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the Beastie Boys, and many more.

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