DNC Debate: Is Elizabeth Banks Imitating Donald Trump or Is He Impersonating Her Hunger Games Character?


Elizabeth Banks, inspired by a certain Republican presidential nominee’s entrance last week at the Republican National Convention, took the stage at the Democratic National Convention shadowed by blue fog with Queen's “We Are the Champions” blaring. And that, according to Banks, was only the beginning of their similar shticks. After taking a shot at Donald Trump’s campaign finances by saying, "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," Banks pulled out her best Trump zinger. “Some of you know me from the Hunger Games, in which I play Effie Trinket,” explained Banks, “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, 'Uh, hey, that's my act!’" Unfortunately the actress did not follow up this bit by introducing another Hunger Games–type played by a certain Late Show host, who would dump both Gale and Peta for a spot at that podium.