Video: Russell Brand does a pretty good Donald Trump impression

Mr Trump, who officially announced his candidacy for US president in his speech on Tuesday, is currently the forerunner for the Republican primary

Alice Harrold
Sunday 12 July 2015 01:44
Comedian Russell Brand does impersonation of Donald Trump
Comedian Russell Brand does impersonation of Donald Trump

Russell Brand has done a spot on impression of US presidential hopeful, Donald Trump, lampooning his recent comments about Mexican immigrants.

Speaking in Trump Tower in New York recently, the presidential candidate said that Mexicans who come to America illegally are "rapists" who bring in drugs and crime.

"When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best," he said. "They’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us."

"They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people."

In a video on his YouTube channel Brand laughs at this, saying that Trump is "making it up on the spot".


Spanish language station, Univision has refused to air the Miss Universe pageant following Trump's comments.

In an pretty accurate imitation of Trump's voice, Brand jokes: "You can attack me and you can slander my family and if you must you can kill me, but when you cancel a man’s beauty pageants, you cross a line. And that's worse than crossing a border."

Brand asks how Trump can have a "fibre-optic narrow tunnel of compassion" for pageant contestants but feels no sympathy for immigrants.

The current Miss Universe, Paulina Vega, spoke out against Trump's immigration comments saying they were "unjust and hurtful".

"As a Colombian and as Miss Universe, I want to show my support and validate the sentiments of the Latin community," she said.

Trump then criticised Miss Vega, calling her a hypocrite for keeping her crown.

Trump, who is paying for his campaign with his own fortune, said that as president he would build a great wall on the southern US border, "and I'll have Mexico pay for that wall."

A Republican senator for Arizona, Jeff Flake, has said that "Donald Trump's views are coarse, ill-informed and inaccurate."

"These views belong in the world of comedy, not in the world of politics," Brand said.

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