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Isla Fisher Mocks Donald Trump In Acceptance Speech

| by Michael Howard

Actress Isla Fisher used her acceptance speech at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Dec. 7 as an opportunity to jab President-elect Donald Trump and his wife, Melania.

Fisher, 40, won the Trailblazer Award. She began poking fun at the Trumps by reciting part of a speech that First Lady Michelle Obama gave in 2008, which Melania was accused of plagiarizing at the Republican National Convention in July.

"From a young age my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in this life, that your word is your bond, you say what you want to do and you keep your promises, that you treat people with respect," Fisher said, according to News.com.au.

"I figured if Melania Trump can use them and have success, I should try," she added.

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Fisher, who starred in "The Great Gatsby," then made a joke about there not being many roles available for "gingers" like her, and parlayed that into a dig at the president-elect.

"I do need to thank Trump," she said. "I don't think I'd be here if it weren't for him showing the world that unqualified orange people can win things."

Trump has shown himself to be sensitive when it comes to celebrities mocking him.

On Dec. 4, he sent out a tweet criticizing TV show "Saturday Night Live," which has a long history of satirizing politicians on both sides of the aisle.

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"Just tried watching Saturday Night Live -- unwatchable!" he wrote, according to Variety. "Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse. Sad."

 Alec Baldwin, who plays Trump on the program, responded by saying that he would stop doing his impersonation if Trump released his tax returns, something Trump failed to do before the election.

"Release your tax returns and I'll stop," he wrote. "Ha."

In an interview on "The Today Show" Dec. 7, Trump reiterated that he's offended by SNL, and even predicted that it would soon be canceled.

"I don't think it's good," he said, according to Time. "I like him as an actor, but I don't think his imitation gets me at all, and it's meant to be very mean-spirited, and I don't like it."

"Frankly, the way the show is going now, who knows how long that show is going to be on?" he added. "It's a terrible show."

Sources: News.com.au, Variety, Time / Photo credit: Georges Biard via Wikimedia Commons

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