There have been more than a few viral moments involving First Lady Melania Trump, like certain fashion choices, her selfie-taking, and the kind of awkward way she watched those ballerinas dance during the holidays. However, if you’re in the SNL writers’ room, the moments definitely make for material when it comes to writing sketches to parody the First Family—something practically written in the job description, no matter the President. And although you’d think Melania wouldn’t enjoy the impersonations, which occur on a fairly consistent basis, it turns out she’s a fan of Cecily Strong’s parody of her on Saturday Night Live after all.
On Friday, Strong appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to discuss her upcoming movie, The Female Brain. “You do a great Melania Trump impression,” Fallon said. “Did you meet her when Trump hosted?” he asked.
“Briefly, yes. She came to the dinner,” Strong said. “I don’t remember her saying anything, really.”
Trump did acknowledge Strong, though. “She pointed at me when she walked in, and then I think [Donald Trump] said, ‘She likes your impression.’ I heard through the grapevine that she watches the show and she likes it,” Strong explained.
Strong also joked that she thinks Trump does things purposely to give SNL better material. “I feel like she gives us little messages,” she said. For example, when Melania decorated the White House for the holidays: “I think that was a gift she gave to us, specifically” Strong said. “And that white dress staring at the ballerina, that was for us.”
There’s been speculation recently that Trump might be sending another message to the masses with her outfit at the State of the Union. She wore a pantsuit, a style that Hillary Rodham Clinton is known for wearing. And her look was all-white, a possible nod to the female Democrats who chose to wear white to the President’s joint session last year to reference the suffragette movement in support of women’s rights.
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