Tim Minchin has previously suggested that Donald Trump’s presidency might be beyond parody, but the composer and comedian seems to have changed his mind.
On Monday night’s episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, Minchin appeared in Donald: The Musical, a rewritten version of his Matilda hit song When I Grow Up.
Minchin played Trump alongside Corden as Steve Bannon, Abigail Spencer as Kellyanne Conway and Ben Platt as Sean Spicer.
Minchin rewrote the lyrics, originally about climbing trees and eating sweets, to tell the story of these four characters …
Trump: “When I grow up
I will be President and build big walls
Ban Muslims, play with Putin’s balls
Grab pussies of the lady grown ups.”
Sean Spicer: “And when I grow up
I’ll be press secretary of this land
And lie about sizes of crowds and hands
Ignore climate change till earth is blown up.”
Steve Bannon: “And when I grow up
I’ll be chief strategist
So I can put my Breitbart fist
Inside my puppet’s inside bits.”
Kellyanne Conway: “And I will wake up
To see tweets he wrote at 4 AM
That I will then have to defend
But I won’t care cause I’ll be all grown up!”