Ron Perlman Brings Joy Reid To Tears With His Trump Impersonation – Video

Actor Ron Perlman unexpectedly breaks into a Trump impression while discussing Trump’s NY Times interview with Joy Reid and linguistics professor John McWhorter. 

MSNBC host Joy Reid was joined by actor and author Ron Perlman and Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University John McWhorter to discuss the oft-time confusing statements by Trump.



After playing a video montage of excerpts from rambling and incoherent Trump speeches, Reid turned to Trump’s stunning, run-on sentence filled interview published by the New York Times last week.

“Remember in 2015 and 2016 when we used to be shocked, amazed even, by incoherent meandering, almost incomprehensible speeches by then-candidate Donald Trump?” Reid began.

“Well it is now 2017 and grammatically incorrect sentences and hard to follow monologues are a daily national occurrence. But this week with Trump giving an interview to the paper he loves to hate, The New York Times, we got bombshells – the president slamming his own attorney general, threatening the special prosecutor and dismissing his dinner chat with Vladimir Putin – and we also got examples of his bizarre word usage.”

Reid then read a bizarre quote from that interview regarding health care:

“We have some meetings scheduled today. I think we have six people who are really sort of okay. They are all good people. We don’t have bad people. I know bad people. Believe me, do I know bad people.”



Reid was then joined by Perlman and linguistics professor McWhorter to help her “decipher” Trump’s interview.

Reid then read a quote from The New York Times interview regarding Trump’s recent trip to Poland.

“I have had the best reviews on foreign land. So I go to Poland and make a speech. Enemies of mine in the media, enemies of mine are saying it was the greatest speech ever made on foreign soil by a president. I’m saying man, they cover [garbled]. You saw the reviews I got on that speech. Poland was beautiful and wonderful and the reception was incredible.”

Turning to Perlman, Reid notes that Trump “doesn’t sound like a president, he sounds like a tourist.”

Perlman responded: “I just wish more of it was garbled… because there is zero coherence to any of it.”

Reid asked Perlman: “is he an every man or an elite man? I mean he brags that he went to the best schools, he went to elite schools, he went to a private school. If you were playing Donald Trump would you be playing an elite man or an every man?”

Perlman responded, going into character as Trump, “Okay, so I don’t know if you know this but I just had this trip to France. I was there with the head guy. What’s his name?”

Reid responded “Emmanuel Macron.”

Continuing as Trump Perlman continued: “Right, Alfonsin Macron. He narrowly beat LePen. I think she won. I think she won. I think she won. But I mean. Look. I know. They’ll. It’s. Who knows. Anyway, Macron – great guy. Great guy. Never knew he was a great guy. He’s French. Never knew he’s a great guy. He has a very hot wife – a very hot wife. We’re talking. We’re talking and I. All my properties, I have this dessert. It’s called ‘the eclair.’ It’s phenomenal. It has. It’s long. It’s little. You know. The shape of it, it’s very – you know what I’m saying….”

At this point Reid is almost in tears.

You can watch Perlman ripping Trump, beginning at about the 3-minute mark in the clip, below: