No one expected that Donald Trump would win over enough voters to become the Republican presidential front-runner, but every sane American’s nightmare has come true. On Sunday night, Jimmy Kimmel returned for his annual post-Oscars special to examine just how this debacle happened with a hilarious parody of The Producers.
Featuring actors Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, Kimmel cast himself as Trump in the parody named “Trumped.” In the original film, Max Bialystok and Leo Bloom believe they can make just as much money from an unsuccessful Broadway Show as they can from a hit “under the right circumstances.” Kimmel’s “Trumped” uses that same logic in his own adaptation about an unlikely presidential candidate.
In the parody, Lane and Broderick’s characters decide to manipulate donors into giving them money for the most awful presidential candidate in history. It’s so clear which one of the current Republican presidential candidates the men are talking about when they start plotting about how they’ll raise money for the candidate but end up keeping the cash:
First we find a bad candidate, then we raise money like crazy and promise all the donors an ambassadorship to Italy or Sweden or Armenia. Then when the public figures out what a nutcase our guy is, he drops out of the race…”
“This candidate, he’s got to be the worst candidate in history. A real trainwreck — schmuck, putz, gold-plated nincompoop. Where would we find a buffoon like that?
They decide Trump will be their candidate after seeing him talk about his desk on television, but their plan starts to fall apart when he starts to actually surge in the polls, thanks to his success with “numbskulls” and “crazy, old, semi-racist white people.”
It’s a story that starts off funny, then gets really, really depressing.
You can watch the hilarious spoof below:
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