They say impersonation is the sincerest form of flattery but in Trump’s case, this idiom hasn’t necessarily been true.
Impersonating Trump was a mainstay in pop culture even before he expressed intentions to run for President of the United States. Between his hair, his signature catchphrases, and his original delivery, celebrities made a habit of mimicking Trump in a light-hearted and fun way.
But then Donald Trump ran for president…
After Trump announced his intention to run for president, the liberal public went through a cycle of emotions that are hilarious to look back on now.
It started with incredulousness; no one believed the host of The Apprentice could ever win the presidency. When it appeared Americans were catching on to Trump’s MAGA philosophy in late 2015, that incredulousness transmutated into angry public outcries against him. This is when “comedians” began utilizing their Trump material, but this time in an effort to harm his campaign.
After Trump’s victory in 2016, the gloves officially came off. Actors, comedians, political pundits, and anyone occupying the liberal bubbles of Hollywood and New York unleashed systematic attacks against the President.
Alex Baldwin impersonated Trump weekly on Saturday Night Live as the public temperature against the President rose. The funny lady Kathy Griffin infamously tanked her career after posing with a severed head of the President with blood dripping everywhere.
But now it seems the energy is changing after two years of Joe Biden’s failed presidency.
An appreciation for Former President Donald Trump and his policies have made a resurgence and many Americans are beginning to realize just how hilarious, effective, and useful he is for this country. Even Hollywood celebrities have begun to move past the endless Trump Derangement Syndrome and are actually Making America Funny Again.
Jamie Foxx is an ultra-talented Hollywood actor, singer, and performer who went viral recently after unleashing his impersonation of Donald J. Trump.
Fox inspired fits of laughter during an appearance on the Rap Radar podcast with rapper Snoop Dogg. A clip posted to Twitter last week had more than 1.7 million views as of Sunday.
“There’s lots of great people on both sides, lots of great people on both sides,” Foxx said, invoking Trump’s controversial comments after the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017.
— Elliott Wilson (@ElliottWilson) August 24, 2022
Still in character, Foxx made reference to Trump commuting the prison sentence of Michael “Harry-O” Harris, co-founder of Death Row Records. He had served three decades for attempted murder and cocaine trafficking, and the commutation was praised by Snoop Dogg, who this year took over the Death Row record label that helped start his career.
Foxx also brought to life phrases Trump has become famous for, including, “excuse me, fake news.” He also tackled COVID-19.
“They tried to give me the virus. I beat the virus,” Foxx said, still impersonating Trump before he got out of character.
“I beat the virus!” Foxx declared, again in Trump’s voice, before again dropping the act and adding, “Everyone was like, ‘F*** yeah! He beat it!’ Motherf***ing Trump, boy.”
Needless to say, Foxx arguably delivered the most spot-on, hilarious, and good-natured impersonations of Donald Trump. He did more to unite the country – inspiring laughter amongst conservatives and liberals alike – than Joe Biden or any Democrat politician.
Author: Vasily Ivanov