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Laura Benanti’s Melania Trump tells Stephen Colbert that she totally isn’t being told to defend Donald Trump

She wasn't being held in an undisclosed location since the RNC.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Oct 19, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 6:44 pm CDT

Melania Trump defended her husband Donald Trump to CNN’s Anderson Cooper Monday night after the now-infamous 2005 video where he bragged about sexually assaulting women emerged. She blamed seemingly everyone but her husband (especially Billy Bush for egging him on) for his actions as a 59-year-old man and called it “boy talk.”

But the interview itself was criticized, and people online found plenty to mock, whether it was the irony of Trump pledging to focus on cyberbullying when her husband is portrayed as a bully or her following much of Trump’s talking points. And Stephen Colbert and Laura Benanti, the actress who impersonated her to apologize for plagiarizing with more plagiarism, found something else to latch on.

Continuing to defend her husband, Benanti’s Trump went on The Late Show to once again her talking points about the left-wing media as well as reassure everyone that she wasn’t constantly glancing left because there was someone just out of frame making sure she stayed on topic.

We’ll just have to learn Morse code to figure out what she’s truly trying to say.

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*First Published: Oct 19, 2016, 9:58 am CDT