The Washington Post recaps:
Laura Benanti returned to “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” Tuesday to reprise her spot-on parody of Melania Trump — this time with some uncomfortable Billy Bush references. The Tony Award-winning actress wowed Colbert’s audience (and the Internet) in July when she spoofed Melania Trump’s Republican National Convention speech, revealed to have lifted passages from Michelle Obama’s 2008 address to the Democratic National Convention. On Tuesday, Benanti mocked Melania Trump’s recent interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
On “The Late Show,” Colbert riffed on Melania Trump’s interviews with Cooper and Fox News before welcoming her “via satellite.” Enter Benanti, who alternated between pursing her lips and giving smoldering glances to the camera as she defended Trump’s comments in an Eastern European accent. “I said to my husband that these comments are very inappropriate,” she said. “Plus, he said them on a bus. Disgusting.”