“The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon listened to President Donald Trump’s latest commencement address at the Liberty University and thought he heard something familiar — specifically, throwbacks to the famous 2001 comedy “Legally Blonde.”
Trump's speech was pretty reminiscent of Elle Woods' (Reese Witherspoon) address to her law school classmates at graduation.
“I watched Trump’s commencement speech, and it sounded kind of familiar,” the late-night host said, before playing a combination of clips from the billionaire baron’s address simultaneously with Woods' speech to her graduating class at the Harvard University.
The video highlighting common words and sentences showed Elle's famous line: "It is with passion, courage, conviction, and most importantly, have faith in yourself. We did it!"
Followed by Trump’s recent address:
"It is with passion, courage and your convictions, and most importantly, be true to yourself. I did it!" he said.
After the combinations were played, a visibly confused Fallon said, "What is going on? It's probably just a coincidence. I don't even know how we connected the two. Whoever wrote that, that's fantastic!"
Fantastic or not, apparently that is what happens when a media mogul becomes the commander-in-chief. After all, this isn’t the first time anyone in the Trump family has “coincidentally” (read: non-creatively) mirrored a speech from another famous person.
Remember when the potential first lady Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention’s powerful speech was stolen from former first lady Michelle Obama’s speech and prompted a whole debate on social media.
Looks like the president was just following in his wife’s footsteps.
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