James Corden Recaps the Summer of Trump With ‘Despacito’ Cover (Video)

This is probably not what Justin Bieber had in mind…

A lot of stuff happened this summer, right? Luckily “The Late Late Show with James Corden” has you covered to the tune of the song of the summer.

The late night host, who expresses his love of song in any way he can, performed a cover of “Despacito,” the track by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber (on the remix anyway) that tied for the longest-leading Billboard Hot 100 number one of 2017 and has the most watched video on YouTube.

The song starts off recapping a lot of the politics news that happened in just the past couple of weeks, including “North Korean threats of aggression” and President Donald Trump’s comments on the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend, in which he said that “both sides were to blame,” according to the tune.

“Donald Trump made comments that brought him shame/ Kept saying that both sides are to blame/ After denouncing the neo-Nazis slowly, slowly,” the host sang. “Plus, he hired Anthony Scarmooch/ who thought Reince Priebus was a total douche/ But that never paid off and Spicer got laid off/ No one in that White House gonna last long.”

However, other stuff happened this summer too. In case you forgot, Beyonce gave birth to twins, “Wonder Woman” was a hit at the box office and “Dunkirk” was a movie that starred, among many other actors, Harry Styles of One Direction fame.

So a lot happened this summer. Let’s hope that next summer, things happen more slowly.

Watch the full performance above.


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