The biggest talking point of the 2016 Republican National Convention so far has easily been Melania Trump's opening night speech. After Jarrett Hill noticed there were entire lines repeated almost verbatim from Michelle Obama's 2008 Democratic National Convention speech, the Internet predictably went nuts and Donald Trump's campaign went into damage control mode.
Weirdly, the Trump campaign doubled down on insisting it wasn't plagiarized, citing lines and lyrics from "My Little Pony," Kid Rock, John Legend and more as examples of other works Melania's speech resembled.
What's a late-night host to do but have a little fun with the debacle? On Tuesday's (July 19) "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," the host welcomed Tony-winning actress Laura Benanti, who not only bears a striking resemblance to Melania but also can apparently do a dead-on impression. "Saturday Night Live," are you paying attention?
Benanti-as-Melania takes the stage to defend her speech, cribbing lines from everything from McDonald's commercials to "Braveheart" to "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." She even throws in a shout-out to "SNL" itself, which is another good reminder that when the sketch show returns in the fall, they should get Benanti on retainer to drop by and play Melania to Darrell Hammond's Donald. No offense to Cecily Strong, but Benanti is just too good.