Stephen Colbert offered his viewers more fun at the expense of Melania Trump on Tuesday’s “Late Show,” airing a sketch in which the wife of the GOP presidential nominee gives another speech about how she absolutely did not plagiarize her speech at the Republican National Convention.
“My fellow Americans, This is truly the best of times; it is the worst of times,” Melania, played by actress Laura Benanti (“Supergirl”), says in the parody pulling from classic literature, TV theme songs and even commercial jingles. “I did not plagiarize my speech last night. I would never do such a thing. I could not, would not with a goat. I would not, could not on a boat.”
“That is because I learned honesty during my humble upbringing in West Philadelphia, born and raised, and on the playground is where I spent most of my days. So to those who say I stole my speech, I say, ‘Give me a break! Give me break! Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar,” Benanti said, as Melania.
Early on, Colbert pointed out Melania’s speech was probably the fault of a speechwriter but nobody has taken the blame. “If only there was someone in the Trump campaign who enjoyed firing people,” he joked.
The real Melania made quite an impression on opening night of the RNC, delivering a speech that was praised by pundits on both sides of the aisles. However, the passionate speech in support of her husband quickly sparked outrage across social media, since segments of the oration were found to strongly resemble words uttered by the current first lady eight years ago at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Watch the video above.