Elizabeth Banks Owns Donald Trump At The DNC

"I don't usually say this about Donald Trump, but that was over the top."

To the familiar strains of Queen’s “We Are The Champions,” actress/director and Hillary Clinton supporter Elizabeth Banks made her entrance tonight at the Democratic National Convention, lurching back and forth and bathed in gaudy silhouette and tacky fog.

It was a horrifying reminder of what happened in Cleveland last week, and caused instant PTSD (Post Trump Stress Disorder).

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 26: on the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Banks stepped up to the mic and confessed “You know, I don’t usually say this about Donald Trump, but that was over the top. I confirmed it just now.”

The quips continued, with Banks remarking “The Trump campaign is so hard up for money, I just bought that fog machine on Ebay for 30 bucks. I don’t feel good about it.”

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 26:  Actress Elizabeth Banks delivers remarks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
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After pumping up the audience and asking “Who wants to pound some cheesesteaks with me after this,” Banks properly introduced herself, telling the cheering crowd “I’m Elizabeth Banks. Some of you know me from The Hunger Games, in which I play Effie Trinket, a cruel out of touch reality TV star who wears insane wigs while delivering long-winded speeches to a violent dystopia. So when I tuned into Cleveland last week I was like, hey, that’s my act.”

Boom.

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Banks spoke about her upbringing, and how she and future husband Max went on a “big romantic date” in 1992, a “rally for Bill Clinton.”

“It was there that I first learned something very important about show business. The headliner should always watch out for someone stealing the show. Hillary Clinton rocked my world.”

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