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Watch Gigi Hadid’s impression of Melania Trump at the American Music Awards

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From Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence’s fury, to Hillary Clinton and Emma Watson calling upon women never to give up the fight, a number of famous women have spoken out about President-elect Donald Trump. And, with people across the world still reeling from the results of the 45th presidential election race, it’s perhaps unsurprising that politics was a major theme at this year’s American Music Awards.

During one skit at the event, which took place in Los Angeles, Gigi Hadid stepped up to the podium alongside SNL’s Jay Pharoah to say a few words about the Electoral College.

It wasn’t long, however, before Hadid decided it was time to give her best impression of FLOTUS-to-be Melania Trump.


Read more: President-elect Donald Trump’s victory speech, in full


Referencing the 46 year old’s famous plagiarism of current First Lady Michelle Obama, Hadid adopted an Eastern European accent and announced: “I love my husband, President Barack Obama. And our children Sasha and Malia.”

The 21-year-old model also pursed her lips and narrowed her eyes, in a bid to better nail Trump’s facial expressions.

Watch the moment for yourself below:

However, while many fans enjoyed Hadid’s skit, others have since told her to “stick to modelling” – while some have even accused her of being racist.

“The funny thing is, if Melania was black, [Gigi] wouldn’t DARE attempt an impersonation,” said one Twitter user.

“Racist much?” added another.


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Hadid wasn’t the only one to mock the Trump family; Pharoah also took his turn to poke fun at the President-elect as he imagined how Trump would react to a performance by Bruno Mars.

“I love Bruno Mars,” he said, continuing: “I don’t know what colour he is, so I can’t deport him. He looks like Mowgli from The Jungle Book, he does.”

Pharoah finished: “I love Uptown Funk, it was totally all about me. It was originally called Uptown Trump. I’m going to funk this country up bigly.”


Read more: Donald Trump’s campaign rocked by sexual assault claims


But it was punk trio Green Day who took the biggest stance against Trump.

Whilst performing their new song Bang Bang, they decided to change the lyrics to the middle section in a bid to voice their protest.

“No Trump! No KKK! No fascist USA!” shouted frontman Billie Joe Armstrong.

Judging by the standing ovation that the group received, it seems safe to say that most of the audience in the Microsoft Theatre shared Green Day’s sentiments.

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