Gigi Hadid impersonates Melania Trump in AMAs skit, world waits for Donald’s response
Palestinian-American supermodel, Gigi Hadid, did an impression of the future First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, for laughs during the opening of the American Music Awards on Sunday night, and now the world waits to see if Donald Trump will demand an apology — if his past behaviour is anything to go by.
The skit was introduced by Hadid’s co-host, comedian Jay Pharoah. “Green Day is performing and a white guy is president, it’s the 1990s all over again,” he said from the stage at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Hadid then chimed in with her “first impression” that she said she was working on “all week”.
“I love my husband, President Barack Obama and our children, Sasha and Malia,” Hadid joked, with pursed lips and a Slovenian twang, referencing Melania’s now-infamous plagiarism of Michelle Obama’s speech.
“That was spot on, you know Gigi, you are really going in tonight,” Pharoah replied.
He’s not big on making apologies himself, but that hasn’t stopped the US President-elect demanding the cast of sold-out, broadway hit, Hamilton, to say sorry this week to VP-elect Mike Pence, when the actors took it upon themselves to urge Pence, who was at the show, to govern for all Americans.
Trump is also not big on impersonations, which puts Hadid in even more hot water. While he was on his Twitter rant accusing Hamilton actors of “harassment,” he decided to also take on Saturday Night Live — the comedy skit show where Alec Baldwin is lauded for his imitations of Trump, particularly during the election.
Trump has yet to respond to Hadid, but in the meantime his supporters have been making their thoughts be known on the Victoria’s Secret’s model’s take on Melania.