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Meryl Streep proves she can even handle playing Donald Trump

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Perhaps as a practice run for what will surely be an Oscar-worthy performance in some future Donald Trump biopic, Meryl Streep recently took the stage during New York’s Public Theater Gala event in Central Park wearing a full Trump costume. Streep put on a fat suit, did a crazy thing to her hair, covered her face in some ridiculous self-tanning stuff, and even wore an her ill-fitting suit jacket that gave off a bit of the “tiny hands” thing. According to an Entertainment Weekly report, Streep appeared alongside Christine Baranski—who was apparently wearing a Hillary Clinton costume, though it wasn’t nearly as elaborate—to perform a version of “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” from Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate. Appropriately, the duet is about learning how to impress women, and it kicked off with Streep (doing a Trump voice, of course) asking Baranski “why it is all the women say no.”

You can see some photos of Streep’s Trump below, along with clips of her song.


Meryl Streep dressed up like Donald Trump tonight and Christine Baranski loved it. Sometimes the world is perfect. pic.twitter.com/NLg9FSUYiK

— Jack Moore (@JackPMoore) June 7, 2016

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