At the American Music Awards Sunday night, supermodel Gigi Hadid used her opening monologue to obnoxiously mock the incoming First Lady, Melania Trump. With exaggerated pouted lips, squinted eyes and a fake accent, Hadid mockingly spoke lines such as “I love my husband, President Barack Obama and our children Sasha and Malia.” Clearly, the intended comic jab was a reference to Melania’s Republican National Convention speech that lifted material from a speech given by First Lady Michelle Obama in 2008.
According to Hadid, she has been working on her debut Melania impersonation all week. “I gotta’ get her face right,” Hadid said before doing the impression. However, Hadid wasn’t the only liberal elite mocking the Trumps that night either.
SNL host Jay Pharaoh took shots at President-Elect Donald Trump as well. “I love Bruno Mars. I don’t know what color he is, so I can’t deport him,” Pharoah said while impersonating Trump. “He looks like Mowgli from ‘The Jungle Book,’ he does. I love ‘Uptown Funk,’ it was all totally about me. It was originally called ‘Uptown Trump.’ I’m going to funk this country up bigly.”
It wasn’t long until people on social media began ridiculing the AMAs for mocking the Trump family. “Started 2 watch the American Music Awards, as soon as they showed how Un-American they R & bashed President Trump, Boycott #NoRespectNoSupport,” Twitter user @Yolanda111 tweeted.
Video of the mocking speeches can be viewed below:
— AMAs (@AMAs) November 21, 2016
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