Laura Benanti: 'I like to think that we are all Melania Trump now'

Laura Benanti: 'I like to think that we are all Melania Trump now'

Laura Benanti, who has impersonated Melania TrumpMelania TrumpFirst lady listens to students discuss online civility Trump to visit Andrews to receive body of fallen secret service member The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," said she thinks the first lady is "pretty over" President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL freezes policy barring players from protesting during anthem McConnell spokesman on Putin visit: 'There is no invitation from Congress' Petition urges University of Virginia not to hire Marc Short MORE.

“I like to think that we are all Melania Trump now,” she told Confidential at the Woman's Day Red Dress Awards, according to The New York Daily News. “We're all reluctantly married to Donald Trump, and we're all pretty furious but trying to save face so that's what I like to bring to the impersonation. Yeah, I think she's pretty over him right now like the rest of us.”

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Benanti added that she would "love" to fill in for Melania Trump if she needed some time off.

“I would love to do her a solid and let her go get some rest," she said. "I have a feeling she's made her bed, unfortunately.”

Melania Trump and her husband's interactions have drawn media interest after The Wall Street Journal reported that President Trump’s personal lawyer had arranged a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels to stay quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with President Trump.
 
The first lady was reportedly blindsided and furious over the report.