Dana Carvey showed off his Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders impressions on Conan on Tuesday, and it’s clear he’s been practicing.
Carvey compared Donald Trump to a Batman villain, saying Trump has the perfect name for one. “You can call me Trump card,” he joked. Carvey also did a Bernie Sanders impression, and he said Sanders tends to speak in three or four word increments.
Carvey became known for doing impersonations of politicians when he first did an impression of George H.W. Bush on Saturday Night Live, according to Time Magazine. He currently hosts a game show on USA Network called First Impressions.
Carvey said Larry David has been doing a terrific Bernie Sanders impression for SNL. Donald Trump is currently being played by Darrell Hammond on the show.
Donald Trump has been grabbing many headlines recently, especially in regard to his comments about the judge who is presiding over the Trump University case. Donald Trump is being sued for misrepresenting what students would achieve by going to Trump University.
Trump has claimed the judge presiding over the case, Judge Gonzalo Curiel, cannot do his job fairly because of his Mexican heritage. Trump is known for wanting to build a wall on the Mexican border, so he believes the judge will be more harsh with him because of this.
“It is unfortunate that my comments have been misconstrued as a categorical attack against people of Mexican heritage,” Donald Trump said in a statement. “I am friends with and employ thousands of people of Mexican and Hispanic descent. The American justice system relies on fair and impartial judges. All judges should be held to that standard.”
Donald Trump has received criticism from members of the Republican Party, including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Newt Gingrich.
Ryan referred to Trump’s statement as “the textbook definition of a racist comment,” according to CNN. He said he disavowed the comment and that it was “absolutely unacceptable.” He also said it did not make him want to support Hillary Clinton for the presidency.
Paul Ryan has been trying to make sure the Republican Party is unified during this election, and he is still supporting Trump for the presidency. He has said he will continue to express his opinion when Trump says something he doesn’t agree with, according to CNN.
Newt Gingrich, who many have argued could be Trump’s choice for the vice presidency, said Donald Trump’s statements were “inexcusable,” according to Fox News. “I saw Newt, and I was surprised at Newt. I thought it was inappropriate, what he said,” Trump responded.
During a speech on Tuesday night, Donald Trump appeared to have softened his tone, according to the New York Times. Trump used a teleprompter for the speech, which he had not been doing regularly in the past, and he said he will not let Republicans down and will make the party proud.
Trump has expressed he does not like teleprompters in the past. “I don’t like them. They’re too easy,” Trump said during a July 21 speech, according to ABC. “Other people use teleprompters. Maybe when you run, you shouldn’t be allowed to use a teleprompter, because you find out what you’re getting.”
He has even said that teleprompters should be outlawed, and he has said they make running for president too easy. He has criticized Hillary Clinton and President Obama for their use of teleprompters.
The first member of Congress that Trump endorsed, Rep. Renee Ellmers (N.C.), lost her primary on Tuesday, according to the Washington Post. It was a significant loss, and has some concerned that a Trump endorsement isn’t as valuable as they thought it might be.
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