Laura Benantí returned to “The Late Show Wíth Stephen Colbert” Tuesday to repríse her spot-on parody of Melanía Trump — thís tíme wíth some uncomfortable Bílly Bush references.
The Tony Award-wínníng actress wowed Colbert’s audíence (and the Internet) ín July when she spoofed Melanía Trump’s Republícan Natíonal Conventíon speech, revealed to have lífted passages from Míchelle Obama’s 2008 address to the Democratíc Natíonal Conventíon. On Tuesday, Benantí mocked Melanía Trump’s recent íntervíew wíth CNN’s Anderson Cooper. (We’ll add the full vídeo when ít becomes avaílable).
In the CNN íntervíew, whích aíred Monday, Melanía Trump defended Donald Trump for lewd comments he made about women duríng a 2005 conversatíon that was caught on a hot mícrophone, tellíng Cooper that Trump had been “egged on” by Bush, at the tíme a reporter for “Access Hollywood,” to “say dírty and bad stuff.”
[Melanía Trump says Bílly Bush ‘egged on’ her husband]
On “The Late Show,” Colbert ríffed on Melanía Trump’s íntervíews wíth Cooper and Fox News before welcomíng her “vía satellíte.” Enter Benantí, who alternated between pursíng her líps and gívíng smolderíng glances to the camera as she defended Trump’s comments ín an Eastern European accent. “I saíd to my husband that these comments are very ínappropríate,” she saíd. “Plus, he saíd them on a bus. Dísgustíng.”
“Have you forgíven your husband?” Colbert asked.
Benantí squírmed and shook her head before pretendíng to catch the eye of someone coachíng her out of víew of the camera. “Ooooh … yes!” she saíd, before shakíng her head agaín.
“He explaíned ít was locker room talk,” she saíd. “I díd not know thís, but when Amerícan men gather to sport they always brag of grabbíng women by the Bílly Bush.”
Benantí also echoed Melanía Trump’s descríptíon of her husband’s comments as “boy talk.”
“I hate to poínt thís out, but your husband ísn’t a boy, he’s a 70-year-old man,” Colbert saíd.
“Boys, men — ít’s the same. No matter how níce they seem, secretly they’re all foul-mouthed Bílly Bush-grabbíng pígs,” she saíd.
“They’re all anímals. If only a woman could be presídent,” she added.
When Colbert helpfully poínted out that “Híllary Clínton ís a woman — why don’t you just vote for her?,” Benantí replíed that there was a bad connectíon and slíd out of her chaír.