Grammys stars mock Trump
John Legend kicks off things by reading an excerpt
"Trump won't read anything. He gets up halfway through meetings with world leaders because he is bored."
About 2½ hours into the Grammy Awards, the show was mostly politics-free – but that changed in a big way, as several music stars and Hillary Clinton joined in a pre-recorded skit that mocked President Donald Trump.
“Some people don’t know this, but you don’t always need to be a musician to win a Grammy. In fact, every year, the Recording Academy has honoured the best spoken word album,” host James Corden informed viewers.
John Legend, Cher and Snoop Dogg all audition for the spoof audio book, but it’s Cardi B who truly shines. After reading a passage about how Trump likes to go to bed early with a cheeseburger, she seems genuinely shocked. “I can’t believe this,” she exclaims. “This is how he lives his life?!” DJ Khaled follows Cardi B, interrupting his reading for one of his famous asides – “another one!” – and bursts of air-horn.
Clinton gets the final word, somberly reading a passage about how Trump loves to eat at McDonalds. “That’s the one,” Corden says. Clinton appears very pleased. “The Grammy’s in the bag?” she asks. “In the bag,” Corden replies.
Fire and Fury became an instant hit thanks to its revealing details about Trump’s 2016 campaign – and the news that Trump didn’t want the volume to come out. In January, The New York Times reported that Wolff’s publisher had already received orders for over 1 million copies of the book.
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