Comedian Sarah Cooper has a knack for impersonations, and her impressions of Donald Trump that highlight some of his most bizarre comments are going viral.
Cooper uses TikTok to create hilarious lip-syncing videos using Trump’s own audio, bringing the hilarity of his words to life with her own animation.
One of her most recent videos ‘How to empty a seat’, saw her poke fun at the U.S president for the remarks he made about expecting “amazing crowds” at his rally in Tulsa. He claimed one million people had tried to book tickets, but on the day, only 6,000 people showed up.
In an interview with The Project on Tuesday night, Cooper said Trump basically ‘just makes things up’ and that’s part of the reason her videos are so hilarious.
“We have a president who is basically the bullshit-artist-in-chief and he basically is able to just make things up and people stand behind him nodding, as if what he’s saying makes sense,” she told The Project. “When really, he’s extremely incompetent and doesn’t know very much at all.”
“Like a clock, he’s right, like twice a day. But most of the time he is completely wrong about things.”
Cooper said she uses her videos to show people Trump “really has no idea” what he’s talking about.
“When we have an older, rich, white guy in suit with people nodding behind him and people calling him ‘sir’, we just automatically think, well what he’s saying must make sense,” she said.
And what has Cooper learned about Trump after studying him so closely for her videos? That he looks at people as though they are objects, she says.
“He says odd things. Like, you and I would say ‘the people who do this’, but he says, ‘the people that do this’,” she said. “So he looks at people as objects, almost. He doesn’t say ‘who’, he says ‘that’.”
“Whenever he’s talking about grief or loss, or trying to express empathy, he’s tripping over his words. It’s very hard for him. Whenever he’s talking about the economy, no problem. The words are flowing, it’s totally fine.”
Cooper says it’s interesting to look at his word choices, and where he stumbles and where he’s “obviously just making something up.”
“He’ll believe what he just made up by the end of his sentence,” she said.
“I also think, if you watch him, he’s kind of talking to himself. He doesn’t really care who’s listening. He’s talking and he’s hearing himself talk. He’s telling himself a story and then that story is coming back out of his mouth. It’s just this feedback loop inside his head.”