No bend and snap though 😢
Donald Trump appeared to take inspiration from Legally Blonde character Elle Woods during a speech he recently gave to university students in Virginia.
Popular US chat show The Tonight Show sent the internet into meltdown when it pointed out the striking similarities between Trump’s address and one given by the fictional lawyer.
Tonight: Trump plagiarized his commencement speech from Elle Woods in Legally Blonde pic.twitter.com/EScE4B02F8
— Fallon Tonight (@FallonTonight) May 16, 2017
Speaking to graduates at Liberty University on Saturday, Trump says in the clip (embedded above):
You must go forth into to the world. Passion, courage in your conviction, most importantly, be true to yourself. I did it.
Now compare that with Woods’ line in the 2001 film:
We take our next steps into the world, it is with passion, courage of conviction, and most importantly, have faith in yourself. We did it.
The mash-up clip, posted on The Tonight Show’s official Twitter page yesterday, has already racked up a whopping 43,000 retweets and hundreds of comments. One Twitter user — appearing to have a pop at the president’s glowing complexion — commented “legally orange”, while another went for “OMG what is going on?!! Really..”
The hilarious comparison comes just a week after it emerged that one of Trump’s daughters would heading to law school. Tiffany Trump will join Georgetown University in Washington later this year.
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