Meryl Streep Impersonates Donald Trump at Theater Gala

By Chika Dunu, Epoch Times
June 7, 2016 Updated: June 7, 2016

Meryl Streep impersonated Donald Trump at a New York theater gala on Monday, June 6. 

Streep sported orange makeup, a wig, an overstuffed suit—red tie included—for her role as the Republican nominee at the annual Shakespeare in the Park Public Theater Gala in Central Park.

The Oscar-winning actress was joined by Christine Baranski, who impersonated Hillary Clinton. The pair traded barbs using Shakespeare verses in a faux debate in front of attendees.

“You’ll let me know why it is all the women say no,” sang Streep.

Baranski replied,”Brush up your Shakespeare and the women you will wow. Just declaim a few lines from ‘Othello,’ and they’ll think you’re a hell of a fella.” 

The night’s event mirrored the current political moment, as Clinton became the first woman to secure the presidential nomination of a major political party in the United States.

Clinton will duke it out with Trump for votes, and the winner will become the 45th commander in chief.

Sixty-six-year-old Streep isn’t the first celebrity to impersonate Trump in recent months.

Jimmy Fallon played Donald Trump on the May 4 broadcast of “The Late Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Fallon conversed with President Obama (played by Dion Flynn) after winning the state of Indiana. The two discussed everything from Obama’s last days in the White House to Clinton to “Game of Thrones” and Trump himself.

When asked about his prospective vice president choice, Trump replied that The Donald doesn’t want a politician that complements him—he wants one that compliments him.

“Donald, you’re great. Donald, you’re fantastic,” said Trump. “Donald, you’re the best Donald to have ever Donalded it.”

Watch the clip below.

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