MANILA, Philippines – "Melania Trump" visited Stephen Colbert's Late Show to deny allegations that she plagiarized her Republican convention speech from Michelle Obama. (READ: Did Melania Trump Rickroll in her Republican convention speech?)
In the July 19 episode of The Late Show, Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti took the podium as Donald Trump's wife Melania to give a speech and clear her name.
“My fellow Americans,” she began, with a rip off Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities: “This is truly the best of times, it is the worst of times."
After that came more than a few more familiar lines: "I did not plagiarize my speech last night, I would never do such a thing. I would not, could not with a goat. I would not, could not on a boat," she continued with a Dr. Seuss line.
Then, she took inspiration from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: "That is because I learned honesty during my humble upbringing, in West Philadelphia born and raised... On the playground is where I spent most of my days.”
The spoof on Stephen's show comes after social media users began attributing famous quotes to Melania because of the plagiarism allegations.
Since the convention, Trump staffer Meredith McIver has apologized for the plagiarism controversy, saying she included some of the phrasing in Michelle's speech in Melania's.
Meredith said her resignation wasn't accepted by Melania's husband, US presidential candidate Donald Trump, because "people make innocent mistakes."
What did you think of Laura Benanti as Melania? Let us know in the comments! – Rappler.com