Kevin Spacey gets political at awards show – but it wasn’t about Trump


Kevin Spacey took a shot at Hillary Clinton while hosting the Tony Awards Sunday night.

Hollywood has earned its reputation as staunchly liberal, but the actor, best known currently for his lead role as Frank Underwood on the hit Netflix show “House of Cards,” took the moment to flip the script.

As actors tend to do, Spacey slipped into character, and began a skit making fun of singer Ben Platt while pretending to be Bill Clinton.

“We’ve had some exciting young performers this season,” he added. “Ben Platt was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. That’s very impressive. I was on that list a couple of times.”

“But Ben, you know who you bumped off that list? My wife,” he continued. “Between you and me, you might be a better singer, but after seeing your show, there’s no doubt Hillary is much better at creating fake email accounts than you!”

Spacey even stayed in character to apologize to for the joke, understanding his liberal audience.

“I just wanted to do a joke nobody would ever think I’d do,” Spacey–playing Clinton explained. “That was fun, but I’m gonna get in trouble when I get home.”

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