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Trump asked whether Sarah Cooper’s viral lip-syncs of him are ‘positive’

Cooper's videos are decidedly not 'positive' in portraying Trump.


Andrew Wyrich


Posted on Aug 24, 2020   Updated on Aug 24, 2020, 10:18 am CDT

President Donald Trump was asked whether he has seen videos by Sarah Cooper, the viral comedian whose lip-syncing of the president has become extremely popular—and he wanted to know if they were “positive.”

Cooper’s videos are decidedly not positive toward the president. The comedian has skyrocketed in popularity with the videos and even had a slot at the 2020 Democratic National Convention where she lip-synced Trump and warned about his attacks on mail-in ballots.

During her short speech, Cooper said she has heard Trump say “some pretty unhinged things” but “nothing is more dangerous to our democracy than his attacks on mail-in voting during a pandemic.”

The president was asked about Cooper’s impressions of him during a Fox News interview that aired on Sunday night.

During it, host Steve Hilton asked Trump if he has seen any of her viral lip-sync impressions. The president replied: “I have not. I’d like to see them are they good or bad?”

Hilton said Trump would find the videos “very entertaining.”

“I think a lot of people would enjoy watching this person interview you—and their heads would explode,” Hilton said. “She takes your voice and performs it… I’m just curious whether you’ve seen it?”

Trump said “if you’re saying they’re positive, I’d like to look.” He then trailed off after adding, “If they’re not positive…”

The Fox News host said that Cooper “doesn’t mean” for the videos to show Trump in a positive light.

“I see. Well I’ll have to check it out,” the president said.

Trump has commented on various comedians’ impressions of him, including Alec Baldwin on Saturday Night Live.

Trump is not a fan of Baldwin’s take on him, tweeting in March 2018 that Baldwin “was agony for those who were forced to watch.”

Given his critiques of previous people mocking him, it’s unlikely Trump will enjoy Cooper’s lip-sync impressions if he ever gets around to watching them.

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*First Published: Aug 24, 2020, 10:15 am CDT