‘Melania Trump’ Returns to Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ to Clear Up Some of That ABC News Interview (Video)

Laura Benanti returned to “The Late Show” Tuesday night as Melania Trump, granting Stephen Colbert the “first exclusive interview since her first exclusive interview,” as he put it.

The (fake) first lady used the national CBS platform to clear up some things from her recent ABC News sitdown — like when Melania told Tom Llamas that Donald Trump’s alleged extramarital affairs are “not a concern and focus” of hers.

“I do not focus on who he focuses,” this “Melania” said, playing the Slovak accent extra thick and sneaking one by the FCC censors. “Maybe he should go focus himself.”

You get it.

Also Read: Melania Trump Shrugs Off Husband’s Alleged Affairs: ‘I Have Much More Important Things to Think About’ (Video)

“From the bottom of my heart, I can honestly tell you we are as happy as the day we were wed,” Benanti’s Melania said about the real one’s non-convincing “We are fine” marriage summation, before screaming into what probably should have been a pillow.

She also explained that whole “most bullied person in the world” thing, which didn’t go over so hot with a bunch of her critics.

“I have been called the worst names imaginable: ‘cold,’ ‘heartless,’ ‘Eric’s stepmother,’” the Broadway star said in character.

Yes, the rule of three still works in comedy. Watch the video above.

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Laura Benanti returned to “The Late Show” Tuesday night as Melania Trump, granting Stephen Colbert the “first exclusive interview since her first exclusive interview,” as he put it.

The (fake) first lady used the national CBS platform to clear up some things from her recent ABC News sitdown — like when Melania told Tom Llamas that Donald Trump’s alleged extramarital affairs are “not a concern and focus” of hers.

“I do not focus on who he focuses,” this “Melania” said, playing the Slovak accent extra thick and sneaking one by the FCC censors. “Maybe he should go focus himself.”

You get it.

“From the bottom of my heart, I can honestly tell you we are as happy as the day we were wed,” Benanti’s Melania said about the real one’s non-convincing “We are fine” marriage summation, before screaming into what probably should have been a pillow.

She also explained that whole “most bullied person in the world” thing, which didn’t go over so hot with a bunch of her critics.

“I have been called the worst names imaginable: ‘cold,’ ‘heartless,’ ‘Eric’s stepmother,'” the Broadway star said in character.

Yes, the rule of three still works in comedy. Watch the video above.

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Laura Benanti’s Melania Trump Returns to ‘The Late Show’ to Dispute Omarosa’s Claims (Video)

Melania Trump returned to Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” on Thursday. At least, the first lady did so in the form of actress Laura Benanti.

Benanti’s Melania dropped by the CBS series to dispute Omarosa’s claims in “Unhinged.” She didn’t do a great job of it and actually ended up plugging the book instead.

“She is a whacky lowlife,” Benanti said of her husband’s former adviser, stealing President Trump’s insulting new nickname-esque phrase for Omarosa. “What kind of person ends up in the White House after being on ‘The Apprentice’?”

Also Read: Omarosa May Have ‘as Many as 200’ Tapes of Trump Staffers (Report)

There’s more where that zinger came from. At the end of the sketch, Benanti’s character declares that she is following LeBron James to Los Angeles.

“It’s never too late to leave home and side with the other team,” she said, citing the (again) former Cleveland Cavalier. “I’m going to the Lakers baby!”

Watch the video above.

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Melania Trump returned to Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” on Thursday. At least, the first lady did so in the form of actress Laura Benanti.

Benanti’s Melania dropped by the CBS series to dispute Omarosa’s claims in “Unhinged.” She didn’t do a great job of it and actually ended up plugging the book instead.

“She is a whacky lowlife,” Benanti said of her husband’s former adviser, stealing President Trump’s insulting new nickname-esque phrase for Omarosa. “What kind of person ends up in the White House after being on ‘The Apprentice’?”

There’s more where that zinger came from. At the end of the sketch, Benanti’s character declares that she is following LeBron James to Los Angeles.

“It’s never too late to leave home and side with the other team,” she said, citing the (again) former Cleveland Cavalier. “I’m going to the Lakers baby!”

Watch the video above.

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Laura Benanti Brings Back Melania Trump Impression to Discuss “I Really Don’t Care” Jacket

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Laura Benanti brought back her Melania Trump impression on The Late Show on Tuesday (June 26) to address the infamous coat the first lady wore while visiting the U.S.-Mexico border that read, "I Really Don't Care. Do U?"

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“Melania” Trump Launches Complicit Clothing Line On Stephen Colbert’s Show

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President Donald Trump having taken time to attack CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert at a rally in his home state may have driven more viewers to the show the next night to see what the attack was all about. If so, they saw First Lady Melania Trump doppelganger Laura Benanti stopping by to help everyone figure out the meaning behind the message written on the back of that cheap Zara jacket she worn to and from one of her child detention centers the other day: “I REALLY…

Laura Benanti’s Melania Trump Responds to State Of the Union Address

The faux-FLOTUS, appearing on Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show,’ also joked about rumored tension between her and the president following reports that he had an affair with a porn star, who Benanti’s Trump called “Spanky Banjos.”read more


The faux-FLOTUS, appearing on Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show,' also joked about rumored tension between her and the president following reports that he had an affair with a porn star, who Benanti's Trump called "Spanky Banjos."

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Stephen Colbert Interviews “Melania Trump” About State Of Her Union With Donald

The big story of Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address was the arrival of First Lady Melania Trump, who showed up without POTUS Donald and sporting a feminist message in the form of a white outfit like those favored by protesting Dem politicians at last year’s address to the joint session of Congress, and Hillary Clinton.
Stories about the troubled state of the Trump marriage have circulated since the Wall Street Journal reported a Trump rep paid an adult film star…

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“Melania Trump” Visits Stephen Colbert To Refute Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire And Fury’

President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday he’s going to “take a strong look at our country’s libel laws,” which he said are “a sham and a disgrace and do not reflect American values,” remarks made presumably in response to Michael Wolff’s barn-burner, Fire and Fury.
Wednesday night, “First Lady Melania Trump” (aka, actress Laura Benanti)  stopped by Stephen Colbert’s Late Show to debunk the “pure fiction fake book” that is such an irritant to her “husband,” but a…

President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday he’s going to “take a strong look at our country’s libel laws,” which he said are “a sham and a disgrace and do not reflect American values,” remarks made presumably in response to Michael Wolff’s barn-burner, Fire and Fury. Wednesday night, “First Lady Melania Trump” (aka, actress Laura Benanti)  stopped by Stephen Colbert’s Late Show to debunk the “pure fiction fake book” that is such an irritant to her “husband,” but a…

‘Melania Trump’ Is Back on Colbert to Bash Ivana, Defend White House Christmas Decor (Video)

Laura Benanti took a few minutes off from Broadway to reprise her Melania Trump character on Thursday’s “Late Show.”

Speaking with Stephen Colbert, the faux First Lady responded to some shots that President Trump’s first wife Ivana has been publicly firing her way. We think this Benanti quote best sums up Melania’s feelings toward the mother of Don Jr., Eric and Ivanka Trump: “Bye, b—-!”

Later, “Melania” defended her much-maligned White House Christmas decor — some of which she may use to finally escape all of this.

Citing Santa Claus as a true inspiration, Benanti’s character signed off with the following: “If you can come down a chimney to go into a house, then you can go up a chimney to get out of a house. I have gotten all the family Christmas stockings, and tied them into a rope! Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a goodbye!”

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Watch the video above.

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Laura Benanti took a few minutes off from Broadway to reprise her Melania Trump character on Thursday’s “Late Show.”

Speaking with Stephen Colbert, the faux First Lady responded to some shots that President Trump’s first wife Ivana has been publicly firing her way. We think this Benanti quote best sums up Melania’s feelings toward the mother of Don Jr., Eric and Ivanka Trump: “Bye, b—-!”

Later, “Melania” defended her much-maligned White House Christmas decor — some of which she may use to finally escape all of this.

Citing Santa Claus as a true inspiration, Benanti’s character signed off with the following: “If you can come down a chimney to go into a house, then you can go up a chimney to get out of a house. I have gotten all the family Christmas stockings, and tied them into a rope! Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a goodbye!”

Watch the video above.

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Laura Benanti Explains Why She Apologized for Melania Trump Sketch on Colbert Election Special

Donald Trump’s win in the 2016 presidential election was “the worst night of my life,” actress Laura Benanti told TheWrap. Though she’s surely not alone in either New York City or Hollywood — her two professional stomping grounds — the star of stage and screen told TheWrap her mood showed on TV (and that it probably shouldn’t have been shown on air).

Benanti is pitch-perfect as Stephen Colbert’s recurring Melania Trump, a role she reprised on the “Late Show” host’s live election special back on that fateful November night. Unfortunately, nobody in that room (like many American rooms that evening) was actually prepared for a Trump-Pence victory.

As the unthinkable became the inevitable, like the age-old saying in this industry suggests, the show had to go on. Benanti was a trouper through the ready skit — which had no Plan B, she tells us — though she later publicly apologized for her role in it. Speaking to Benanti ahead of the official opening curtain on her new play “Meteor Shower,” TheWrap asked the Tony Award-winner what exactly she had to be sorry about.

Read her answer below.

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TheWrap: Why did you feel the need to apologize for doing Melania Trump on the special?
Benanti:
I felt like we should have cut it. I don’t think anyone — including Trump — anticipated that he was going to win. So we just didn’t have an alternative. At that point, we all could read the room. Like, people were crying in the audience — I was crying. I was hysterically crying before I went on-stage.

Unfortunately, the sketch didn’t match the tone of what was actually happening, and I think that some people found the tone to be off-putting and upsetting — and were tweeting me as such. It was the first time in my life where I felt like, ‘You know what? Yeah, I get it, that was not good timing.’

But at the same time, what else were we supposed to do? We didn’t have anything to fill that time — it’s a live show. I guess we could have tried to rewrite it on the fly, but to be honest, everyone is a human being and was just in a straight-up panic. Like, ‘Are we all gonna die?’

Also Read: Laura Benanti Apologizes for Melania Trump Sketch on Colbert Election Special (Video)

We haven’t all died — yet.

A day after the election, Benanti wrote the following on Twitter: “People saying the Melania sketch wasn’t funny last night … I know. I’m so sorry. If I had anticipated this outcome I wouldn’t have done it.”

Now, she feels a bit bad about that.

“I didn’t want the Colbert writers to think that I was saying their sketch wasn’t funny — I was saying the circumstances weren’t funny,” she explained in our interview.

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Clearly, the “Supergirl” alum is no fan of the folks in the White House — but has she ever heard from them about her Melania?

“Never. No. Never,” she told us. “And I’m surprised. I’m actually surprised because he’s so adamant about like tweeting about Alec Baldwin. To me, again, it just shows the deep-seeded misogyny, where he’s like, ‘Eh, Melania, who gives a s—.’”

But, “I am 100 percent certain he’s seen it,” Benanti assured us.

Readers can catch Benanti in Steve Martin’s “Meteor Shower,” which officially opens its curtains on Wednesday.

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Donald Trump’s win in the 2016 presidential election was “the worst night of my life,” actress Laura Benanti told TheWrap. Though she’s surely not alone in either New York City or Hollywood — her two professional stomping grounds — the star of stage and screen told TheWrap her mood showed on TV (and that it probably shouldn’t have been shown on air).

Benanti is pitch-perfect as Stephen Colbert’s recurring Melania Trump, a role she reprised on the “Late Show” host’s live election special back on that fateful November night. Unfortunately, nobody in that room (like many American rooms that evening) was actually prepared for a Trump-Pence victory.

As the unthinkable became the inevitable, like the age-old saying in this industry suggests, the show had to go on. Benanti was a trouper through the ready skit — which had no Plan B, she tells us — though she later publicly apologized for her role in it. Speaking to Benanti ahead of the official opening curtain on her new play “Meteor Shower,” TheWrap asked the Tony Award-winner what exactly she had to be sorry about.

Read her answer below.

TheWrap: Why did you feel the need to apologize for doing Melania Trump on the special?
Benanti:
I felt like we should have cut it. I don’t think anyone — including Trump — anticipated that he was going to win. So we just didn’t have an alternative. At that point, we all could read the room. Like, people were crying in the audience — I was crying. I was hysterically crying before I went on-stage.

Unfortunately, the sketch didn’t match the tone of what was actually happening, and I think that some people found the tone to be off-putting and upsetting — and were tweeting me as such. It was the first time in my life where I felt like, ‘You know what? Yeah, I get it, that was not good timing.’

But at the same time, what else were we supposed to do? We didn’t have anything to fill that time — it’s a live show. I guess we could have tried to rewrite it on the fly, but to be honest, everyone is a human being and was just in a straight-up panic. Like, ‘Are we all gonna die?’

We haven’t all died — yet.

A day after the election, Benanti wrote the following on Twitter: “People saying the Melania sketch wasn’t funny last night … I know. I’m so sorry. If I had anticipated this outcome I wouldn’t have done it.”

Now, she feels a bit bad about that.

“I didn’t want the Colbert writers to think that I was saying their sketch wasn’t funny — I was saying the circumstances weren’t funny,” she explained in our interview.

Clearly, the “Supergirl” alum is no fan of the folks in the White House — but has she ever heard from them about her Melania?

“Never. No. Never,” she told us. “And I’m surprised. I’m actually surprised because he’s so adamant about like tweeting about Alec Baldwin. To me, again, it just shows the deep-seeded misogyny, where he’s like, ‘Eh, Melania, who gives a s—.'”

But, “I am 100 percent certain he’s seen it,” Benanti assured us.

Readers can catch Benanti in Steve Martin’s “Meteor Shower,” which officially opens its curtains on Wednesday.

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‘The Detour’: Laura Benanti Confirmed As Series Regular For Season 3 Of TBS Comedy

Tony Award winner Laura Benanti is set as a series regular for Season 3 of The Detour, the TBS comedy created, written and executive-produced by Jason Jones and Samantha Bee. The Supergirl and Nashville alumna recurred as USPIS Agent Edie during the series’ sophomore run.
The Detour, which was renewed for Season 3 in April, revolves around a family of four led by Nate (Jones) and his wife, Robin (Natalie Zea). At the opening of the second season, Nate pursued a promising…

Tony Award winner Laura Benanti is set as a series regular for Season 3 of The Detour, the TBS comedy created, written and executive-produced by Jason Jones and Samantha Bee. The Supergirl and Nashville alumna recurred as USPIS Agent Edie during the series’ sophomore run. The Detour, which was renewed for Season 3 in April, revolves around a family of four led by Nate (Jones) and his wife, Robin (Natalie Zea). At the opening of the second season, Nate pursued a promising…

‘Smallville’ Star Erica Durance to Replace Laura Benanti on ‘Supergirl’

Kara Danvers is getting a new mother thanks to a casting shakeup over at “Supergirl” on CW.

Erica Durance, who played Lois Lane on “Smallville,” will be taking over the role of Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) Kryptonian mother from Laura Benanti.

“Unfortunately Laura, who Greg and I have worked with for years going back to ‘Eli Stone,’ was unable to continue in the role due to work commitments in NY,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement. “But we are so blessed that Erica has come aboard to offer her own interpretation of Kara’s mother.”

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Benanti played Kara’s mother Alura In-Ze, who died in the infamous Krypton explosion, but lives on as a computer that gives Kara advice. She also played Alura’s twin sister, General Astra, who was Season 1’s main villain.

“Supergirl” has made it a habit of casting actors related to either old Superman properties or other DC media in either major or guest roles. Former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, for example, was cast as the President while original Supergirl Helen Slater was cast as Kara’s Earth mother.

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“We had tremendous success with a former Lois Lane last season with Teri Hatcher,” Kreisberg continued. “We know Erica will continue the proud tradition of legacy actors joining our shows and creating new and exciting takes on classic DC characters.”

Durance played Clark Kent’s love interest and intrepid reporter for 141 episodes of the long-running Superman coming-of-age story. Most recently, she played Dr. Alex Reid on the Canadian supernatural medical drama “Saving Hope.”

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Kara Danvers is getting a new mother thanks to a casting shakeup over at “Supergirl” on CW.

Erica Durance, who played Lois Lane on “Smallville,” will be taking over the role of Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) Kryptonian mother from Laura Benanti.

“Unfortunately Laura, who Greg and I have worked with for years going back to ‘Eli Stone,’ was unable to continue in the role due to work commitments in NY,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement. “But we are so blessed that Erica has come aboard to offer her own interpretation of Kara’s mother.”

Benanti played Kara’s mother Alura In-Ze, who died in the infamous Krypton explosion, but lives on as a computer that gives Kara advice. She also played Alura’s twin sister, General Astra, who was Season 1’s main villain.

“Supergirl” has made it a habit of casting actors related to either old Superman properties or other DC media in either major or guest roles. Former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, for example, was cast as the President while original Supergirl Helen Slater was cast as Kara’s Earth mother.

“We had tremendous success with a former Lois Lane last season with Teri Hatcher,” Kreisberg continued. “We know Erica will continue the proud tradition of legacy actors joining our shows and creating new and exciting takes on classic DC characters.”

Durance played Clark Kent’s love interest and intrepid reporter for 141 episodes of the long-running Superman coming-of-age story. Most recently, she played Dr. Alex Reid on the Canadian supernatural medical drama “Saving Hope.”

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Laura Benanti Apologizes for Melania Trump Sketch on Colbert Election Special (Video)

Laura Benanti had a lot of fun playing Melania Trump on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” over the course of this election season. She didn’t have any fun doing it on Election Night, however.

The comedian reprised the role Tuesday on Showtime special “Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Season Finale: Who’s Going to Clean up this S***.” The Hillary Clinton supporter immediately regretted her participation, given the turn the night ended up taking.

“People saying the Melania sketch wasn’t funny last night … I know,” she wrote Wednesday on Twitter. “I’m so sorry. If I had anticipated this outcome I wouldn’t have done it.”

Also Read: Stephen Colbert Consoles Americans With Heartfelt Speech After Donald Trump Victory (Video)

Benanti was clearly uncomfortable throughout the sketch. After a particularly rough start, she put on as happy a face as a distraught individual playing a purposely plastic character possibly could. It didn’t help, of course, that considering Trump was on the verge of victory, the jokes and setup of the sketch made little sense.

Here are her relevant tweets:

People saying the Melania sketch wasn’t funny last night…I know. I’m so sorry. If I had anticipated this outcome I wouldn’t have done it.

— Laura Benanti (@LauraBenanti) November 9, 2016

Honestly, I was. https://t.co/lx40oMtJSF

— Laura Benanti (@LauraBenanti) November 9, 2016

Also Read: Jennifer Lawrence Pens Open Letter After Trump Victory: ‘Don’t Be Afraid, Be Loud’

Watch the actual sketch above.

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Laura Benanti had a lot of fun playing Melania Trump on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” over the course of this election season. She didn’t have any fun doing it on Election Night, however.

The comedian reprised the role Tuesday on Showtime special “Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Season Finale: Who’s Going to Clean up this S***.” The Hillary Clinton supporter immediately regretted her participation, given the turn the night ended up taking.

“People saying the Melania sketch wasn’t funny last night … I know,” she wrote Wednesday on Twitter. “I’m so sorry. If I had anticipated this outcome I wouldn’t have done it.”

Benanti was clearly uncomfortable throughout the sketch. After a particularly rough start, she put on as happy a face as a distraught individual playing a purposely plastic character possibly could. It didn’t help, of course, that considering Trump was on the verge of victory, the jokes and setup of the sketch made little sense.

Here are her relevant tweets:

Watch the actual sketch above.

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‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’: Laura Benanti Returns As Melania Trump In Hilarious Interview Parody

“Melania” claims that the election is being rigged by Billy Bush.

Back in March, Laura Benanti appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and the two discussed her physical similarity to Melania Trump, the current wife of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. Benanti returned to “The Late Show” in July to parody Melania’s RNC speech, which some believed to be plagiarized from Michelle Obama’s 2008 convention speech. Now, Benanti returns again to “The Late Show” to discuss her recent interview with Anderson Cooper in which she said that her husband was “egged on” by former “Today Show” co-host Billy Bush to make his lewd remarks. Watch the segment below.

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In the interview, “Melania” mostly poses for the camera and poorly conceals that she’s being coached off-screen. She tries to move Colbert off of her interview and onto more serious topics, like the fact that the election is being rigged by “left-wing media, international bankers, and Billy Bush.” She also claims that all of the groping accusations against Trump are lies, except for the one’s caught on tape, which is just “locker room talk.” She closes by claiming that no matter how nice men seem, they’re all secretly “foul-mouthed, Billy Bush-grabbing pigs.” “If only a woman can be president,” she muses.

READ MORE: Stephen Colbert Confirms Showtime Live Election Night Special ‘Who’s Going to Clean Up This Sh*t?’

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Laura Benanti’s Melania Trump Accidentally Endorses Hillary Clinton in ‘Late Show’ Sketch (Video)

Oops! Laura Benanti’s Melania Trump accidentally endorsed her husband’s rival Hillary Clinton for president on the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

Talking about Donald Trump’s “locker room talk” and Trump allegedly walking in on Miss USA pageant girls changing, the parody of Melania made sure to state that her husband is a kind man.

“It’s boy talk! ‘Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do?” she said on the Skype call, to which Colbert reminded her that her husband is a 70-year-old man. “Boys, men, it’s the same … Secretly they are all foul-mouthed, Billy Bush-grabbing pigs … They are all animals, only a woman could be president!”

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“Hillary Clinton is a woman, why don’t you just vote for her?” Colbert asked.

Trump’s wife panicked and responded, “I can’t hear you, Stephen, oh no! Our connection is breaking up,” before disappearing from the Skype call. Colbert couldn’t keep in his laughter.

Colbert invited the fake Melania Trump onto the show after her Anderson Cooper interview in which she said the incident in which Trump was mic’d making lewd comments about women with Billy Bush was “boy talk, and [Trump] was led on — like, egged on — from the host to say dirty and bad stuff.”

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“Yes, it was all Billy Bush’s fault,” Colbert said on his show regarding her comments. “Now I know why they are on a bus — it’s easier to throw Billy underneath it.”

And during her Skype Call, Benanti’s version of Melania assured Colbert that Bush rigged the election, and that she has more than forgiven her husband for the “disgusting” comments: “I have forgotten.”

Watch the video above.

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Oops! Laura Benanti’s Melania Trump accidentally endorsed her husband’s rival Hillary Clinton for president on the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

Talking about Donald Trump’s “locker room talk” and Trump allegedly walking in on Miss USA pageant girls changing, the parody of Melania made sure to state that her husband is a kind man.

“It’s boy talk! ‘Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do?” she said on the Skype call, to which Colbert reminded her that her husband is a 70-year-old man. “Boys, men, it’s the same … Secretly they are all foul-mouthed, Billy Bush-grabbing pigs … They are all animals, only a woman could be president!”

“Hillary Clinton is a woman, why don’t you just vote for her?” Colbert asked.

Trump’s wife panicked and responded, “I can’t hear you, Stephen, oh no! Our connection is breaking up,” before disappearing from the Skype call. Colbert couldn’t keep in his laughter.

Colbert invited the fake Melania Trump onto the show after her Anderson Cooper interview in which she said the incident in which Trump was mic’d making lewd comments about women with Billy Bush was “boy talk, and [Trump] was led on — like, egged on — from the host to say dirty and bad stuff.”

“Yes, it was all Billy Bush’s fault,” Colbert said on his show regarding her comments. “Now I know why they are on a bus — it’s easier to throw Billy underneath it.”

And during her Skype Call, Benanti’s version of Melania assured Colbert that Bush rigged the election, and that she has more than forgiven her husband for the “disgusting” comments: “I have forgotten.”

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