WATCH: Meryl Streep's Oscar-worthy portrayal of Donald Trump will make you clap once

2016-06-08 07:58

New York — Meryl Streep made use of a spray tan, a fake belly and an oversized red tie to get in character for her latest role - Donald Trump.

The New York Times reports that the three-time Oscar winner took the stage on Monday in New York as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee during a gala benefit for the Public Theatre.

A Times reporter has posted video of the performance on Twitter showing Streep impersonating Trump while performing a duet alongside actress Christine Baranski's pantsuit-clad Democrat Hillary Clinton. The pair sang Brush Up Your Shakespeare from Cole Porter's musical Kiss Me, Kate.

Watch the video here:

Public Theatre artistic director Oskar Eustis tells the newspaper that the performance was Streep's idea and "she was absolutely sure she could do it."

Streep is a supporter of Clinton.

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