Donald Trump is certainly no stranger to being mocked by celebrities.
John Mulaney described him as “what a hobo imagines a rich man to be.” John Stewart called him “the part of your brain that’s like at 3 a.m., ‘Let’s go take a s–t in a mailbox’.” Jimmy Fallon referred to his campaign as a “very expensive publicity stunt.” And now Josh Gad joins the ranks of his fellow comedians with his mockery of Donald Trump on Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle.”
Gad, competing against Kaley Cuoco, put on quite the show, as he perfectly captured Donald Trump’s narcissism while lip syncing to the song “I Touch Myself” by Divinyls.
It shouldn’t be long before Donald Trump takes to Twitter to make some kind of threat at Gad for mocking him, as Trump has proven in the past that he prioritizes throwing tantrums on social media over pretty much everything else. However, he is in some hot water currently, what with skipping the GOP debate and taking money from veterans, so Gad might get a break here.
Trump provides way too much ammunition for comedians not to mock him. From his hair to his jokes that he wants to have sex with his daughter — we can’t forget that one — he really is the ultimate caricature. However, Trump also seems to be cashing in on the idea that all press is good press.
With all this attention, good or bad, Trump seems to be getting stronger. As he continues to lead in the polls, maybe people should consider the effect that ignoring him would have. It’s never going to happen, of course, since he is somehow everywhere at once, but we need to remember that this man absolutely cannot become president.
It’s definitely a conundrum: Trump provides the world with so much entertainment, but at the same time that people are laughing at him, others are taking him seriously and giving him their votes. How do we stop the support without stopping the humor?
While you ponder that question, go ahead and enjoy Gad’s on point impression of Trump. It is certain to have you rolling on the floor with laughter. Watch it below, courtesy of Lip Sync Battle on Spike via YouTube.
Featured image via Lip Sync Battle on Spike via YouTube