VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Late night talk show hosts have had a whole lot of material to choose from lately, but James Corden seems to have won on Tuesday night.
The Late Late Show host has turned a Paul McCartney smash hit into a U.S. President Donald Trump parody.
After returning to the White House from the Walter Reid Medical Centre, where he was being treated for COVID-19, Trump addressed the nation on Monday, telling Americans not to be afraid of the coronavirus.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2020
“Now I’m better, and maybe I’m immune,” Trump said. That’s when Corden’s parody was born.
“Maybe I’m immune because today I’m feeling so alive, just don’t be afraid of the way I’m breathing,” Corden sings to the tune of McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed.”
“Maybe I’m immune, it’s okay to go out for a ride, with all this trapped inside,” he continues, referring to the day Trump took a joyride in a vehicle with secret service agents, two days after being hospitalized for COVID-19, over the weekend to greet supporters.
Corden’s spoof of the popular song has now been shared thousands of times on social media.
“James Corden deserves a Grammy in the political mockery category,” one person writes on Twitter, adding “Had my lighter in the air by the end.”
So much art this morning.
James Corden deserves a Grammy in the political mockery category.
Had my lighter in the air by the end.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) October 7, 2020
Trump tested positive for COVID-19 last week after a top aide contracted the coronavirus. He was taken to Walter Reid Medical Centre, a military hospital, for treatment on Friday.