President Donald Trump has a penchant for tweeting most bizarre and inappropriate and statements. However, his 140-characters attacks on “fake news media” never sounded so frightening (and simultaneously more hilarious) than this.
British actor Andy Serkis recently made an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to discuss and promote his latest movie, “War for the Planet of the Apes,” and ended up doing an unforgettable impression of the commander-in-chief.
On the request of Colbert, who happens to be a J.R.R. Tolkien super fan, Serkis reprised his iconic impression of Gollum from Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy to lampoon Trump’s Twitter ramblings.
“The fake news media has never been so wrong or so dirty,” the actor said in Sméagol’s high-pitched rasp, his crouched posture drawing laughter from the audience. “Purposely incorrect stories and phony sources to meet their agenda of hate. Sad.”
The host then asked Serkis to read out the infamous “covfefe” tweet that almost broke the internet.
“Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” Serkis screeched as Gollum, said before asking – quite innocently, one may add – “What is covfefe, precious?”
“No one knows!” Colbert responded before truthfully adding, “They actually sound better that way.”
Watch Andy Serkis’ fascinating impression of Gollum reading Trump’s tweet in the video above.