Wearing a MAGA hat and impeccably mimicking Trump's signature facial expressions, the comedian delivered what might be the best impression of the President yet.
Donald Trump's outlandish statements and quirky body language traits have made him quite popular among impressionists. And since the 73-year-old never fails to provide fresh content, over the course of the past three years, many comedians and TV hosts have perfected their impressions of the President. In fact, at times it's difficult to differentiate between actual quotes from Trump and the fake satirical ones because when it comes to preposterous statements, you can't put anything past him. Comedian J-L Cauvin recently proved this point in a now-viral impression of the President discussing his plans to get America up and running in time for Easter.
Wearing a MAGA hat and impeccably mimicking Trump's signature facial expressions, the comedian recreated a portion of the President's virtual town hall last week during which he discussed plans to get Americans back to work by Easter Sunday. "250 years ago, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ—whose full name, you know he was Jewish, so his full name might've been like 'Christowitz'—but God rose him from the dead on a holiday we now call Easter. Not a lot of people know that, but it's called Easter," Cauvin-Trump says in the video.
"It's when Jesus and the 2 Corinthians met the Easter Bunny and came back from the dead. So you know, it's a beautiful story," he continues. "Very important for the Christians like me and I've decided, I'm announcing today: we are going to bring back the economy on Easter Sunday, because God who, to be honest, is you know, he’s a good God, he’s done some—some strong things—some (let’s be honest), his record is like not so great though... ahh... He brought one guy back on Easter Sunday and it was his son so it was kind of like biased."
"But we're going to bring back the entire economy on Easter Sunday and at that point, I think, basically I'm better than God. So when we do it, we're going to do it toughly, we're going to do it with great compassion, great strength, tremendous strength, and also, toughness. Easter Sunday, we're going to put it on pay per view, God vs. Trump: Who Brings Back More People on Easter Sunday. We're doing it, I'm going to fire Fauci probably on Good Friday and call it Great Friday for Trump and that's it. So let's do it," the Cauvin-Trump concludes with a loud cough.
Sharing the video on Twitter, Cauvin wrote: God only brought one guy back from the dead on Easter. Trump is here to bring back the whole economy on Easter 2020. The video has since gone viral across social media platforms, giving many a chance to laugh amid all that's going on in the world right now. Check out the video here:
Meanwhile, President Trump backtracked his Easter economy opening plans on Sunday, extending his administration's guidelines on social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak until April 30. According to NBC News, he said that the Easter target date was "just an aspiration" and that he expects "great things to be happening" by June 1. He added that he now believes Easter will mark "the peak number, and it should start coming down, hopefully very substantially at that point." His administration felt Easter "was too soon" and "we can't take a chance," he said.
President Donald Trump extends his stay-at-home guidelines until the end of April, dropping a hotly criticized plan to get the economy up and running by mid-April. Follow the latest news on coronavirus with our live blog: https://t.co/cEBwkoEQ5P pic.twitter.com/VRpegZcIhy— Reuters (@Reuters) March 30, 2020
Trump's change of tune came in the aftermath of Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, saying on CNN's State of the Union that he anticipates that the coronavirus could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans while infecting "millions" more. Following Trump's announcement, Fauci explained: "The reason the president made the announcement today about going to the end of April is because we want to make sure that we don't prematurely think we're doing so great. We may be, but we want to push it to the extreme."