Jamie Foxx has been recorded doing a surprisingly impressive impersonation of former president Donald Trump.
The 54-year old Oscar-winning actor, comedian, and singer was sitting in a hotel room recording an interview for The Rap Radar Podcast alongside rapper Snoop Dogg to promote the pair’s new Netflix movie Day Shift when he suddenly veered into the impression, much to the surprise and mirth of everyone else around him.
Foxx’s mimicry appears virtually indistinguishable from the real thing including Trump’s intonation and cadence.
Jamie Foxx has been recorded doing at spot-on impression of former president
Foxx was recording an interview alongside rapper Snoop Dogg. The group fell into hysterics upon hearing Foxx’s impression
Foxx begins his bit with a reference to the time in 2017 when Trump defended neo-Nazis who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia.
‘There’s a lot of great people on both sides, lots of great people, on both sides,’ he says, sending the room into hysterics.
‘I know Harry-O, He’s a great person. He couldn’t vote for me at the time, now he can vote for me when he gets out,’ Foxx went on, speaking of Death Row Records co-founder Michael ‘Harry-O’ Harris.
Harris was sent to prison in 1988 for attempted murder and kidnapping. He had been heavily involved in the LA drug scene.
Foxx’s impression appears virtually indistinguishable from the real thing including Trump’s intonation and cadence
Trump was regularly lampooned and spoofed during his presidency with a number of impressions
While in prison, he became a business adviser and received a pardon by Trump just before leaving office in 2021.
‘I love Snoop D-O-Double G,’ Foxx continued in Trump’s distinctive voice, nailing his New York accept and gravelly tone.
Foxx then received out a couple of classic Trump lines: ‘Excuse me! Excuse me! Fake news,’ he said.
‘They tried to give the virus. I beat the virus!’ he crowed much to the hilarity of all those gathered.
Twitter users declared Foxx’s impression to the best yet of the 45th president.
Twitter users declared Foxx’s impression to the best yet of the 45th president
‘Ok I now have coffee coming out of my nose,’ wrote Stephan.
‘You know Trump is going to post at 5AM that he’s never really thought Jamie Foxx is talented,’ tweeted Deto Ladi.
‘This the best Trump impression I’ve ever heard tho, Jamie is talented,’ declared Jazmyne.
‘Literally the best Trump impression I’ve ever heard. Is there a talent @iamjamiefoxx doesn’t have? Next thing we know he’s gonna be seen juggling and cooking like a professional chef,’ said Chase Schleich.
‘It’s unbelievable. It’s the best impression of Trump EVER… and he does it so effortlessly. What a talented man he is,’ said Harmony.
‘Foxx is one very talented man,’ wrote another.
‘This is seriously the best I have heard. The comedy is in what Jamie says, because the accent is not a “goof”, it’s an actual impersonation. Wow,’ explained Dan Delgardo.
‘Hearing the audio without the video — couldn’t tell the difference,’ stated Rob.
‘Man is a god damn legend! If I didn’t see it was Jamie Foxx I would have believed it was actually Trump. This is pretty much the only time I’ll hear Trump speak and have this big a smile on my face,’ wrote Senjutsu Sage.
‘Well done…OMG….when he sees a black man impersonating him perfectly, I can only imagine what shade of red trump’s face would be & I bet his hair would be a mess too.Burgers would be flying!!! Love it!’ tweeted G.Hansen.
Twitter appeared to have a rare moment of agreement on just how good Foxx’s impression was
‘Jamie Foxx does the absolute best impression of Donald Trump I have ever heard. Incredible!’ said De Leon.
‘Omg that’s an amazing impression,’ said David Weissman.
‘I can’t stop watching this, it’s so good,’ said one. ‘Did not expect this to be so perfect,’ agreed another.
‘That dude is so talented,’ said Jamie Starr.
‘That was the best t impression I’ve seen yet!’m summed up Nava Bromberger.
Impersonations of Trump were all over television and social media during his presidency with Alec Baldwin, Dana Carvey and James Austin Johnson all pulling off credible impersonations.
Alec Baldwin portrayed Donald Trump throughout much of his presidency on SNL
More recently, James Austin Johnson has been appearing as Donald Trump