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Meryl Streep Wears Orangeface for a Hilarious Turn As Donald Trump

Published On 06/07/2016 Published On 06/07/2016
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She's really done it this time. Meryl Streep, no stranger to transformation in the name of politics, took the Delacorte Theater's stage Monday night in Central Park to debut her very own Donald Trump impression.

The Iron Lady actress's tan-tastic appearance -- complete with coiffed 'do, dark fatsuit, long red tie, and orangeface -- came during the Public Theater's Annual Gala, which benefits New York's Free Shakespeare in the Park program and pays tribute to the Bard.

As part of the festivities, Streep's Republican presidential hopeful joined Christine Baranski's Hillary Clinton to sing a tweaked version of Cole Porter's "Brush Up Your Shakespeare," typically performed by a pair of gang members in Kiss Me, Kate. Attendees captured pics and clips of the duo's antics, some of which you can see below:

The duet calls for the musical's characters to use Shakespeare's writings as a way to woo young women. During this specific rendition, however, Streep and Baranski deviated from the usual lyrics, popping in a few substitutions. Namely, Streep's Donald wanted to know "why all the women say no":

The riotous send-up, which came the same night Clinton reportedly clinched her party's presidential nomination, joins those of numerous other actors who have lampooned the Republican presidential hopeful to great effect, including Jimmy Fallon, Kelly Ripa, and Johnny Depp. Needless to say, the race for Best Actor in a Trump Role continues to heat up.

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Sean Fitz-Gerald is a staff writer at Thrillist Entertainment. Find him on Twitter: @srkfitzgerald.

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