Elizabeth Banks Mocks Donald Trump's 'Over the Top' RNC Entrance, Compares Him to Her 'Hunger Games' Character
Elizabeth Banks took the stage at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night, and managed to mock Donald Trump before she ever said a word.
The Power Rangers star entered the convention floor backed by bright white lights, surrounded by fog, with Queen's "We Are the Champions" blaring over the loud speakers, in a pitch perfect parody of Trump's grand entrance at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, last week.
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"I don’t usually say this about Donald Trump, but that was over the top," Banks joked when she reached the podium, which popped up from beneath the stage. "The Trump campaign is so hard up for money that I just bought their fog machine on eBay for 30 bucks. I don't feel good about it."
Elizabeth Banks made an evocative entrance at the DNC: https://t.co/x3Ia66vFbDhttps://t.co/51qKUC0mu1— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) July 27, 2016
Banks, 42, continued to skewer the 70-year-old Republican nominee with a reference to her role in The Hunger Games, tribute escort Effie Trinket, who she described as a "cruel, out-of-touch reality TV star who wears insane wigs while delivering long-winded speeches to a violent dystopia."
"So when I tuned into Cleveland last week, I was like, ‘Uh, hey, that’s my act!'" she quipped.
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Banks went on to endorse the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, and spoke about the candidate's work with children's causes and organizations since the start of her political career.
The DNC kicked off on Monday with a powerful performance by Demi Lovato, as well as a speech where the singer addressed her struggles with mental illness and addiction, and advocated for reformed and improved mental health services in America. Check out the "Confident" singer's impassioned oration in the video below.