Actor Jamie Foxx wowed audiences with his impression of former Republican President Donald Trump during an appearance on the Rap Radar Podcast.
Foxx appeared on the show to promote his upcoming film Day Shift, in which he stars alongside rapper, actor and author Snoop Dogg.
Things got interesting after Snoop told podcast hosts Elliott Wilson and Brian “B. Dot” Miller about reconnecting with Michael “Harry-O” Harris—who co-founded and funded Death Row Records—shortly after Trump pardoned Harris before leaving office.
The discussion prompted Foxx to quip there are "a lot of great people on both sides"—doing a perfect impression of a remark Trump made in 2017 in defense of neo-Nazis, White nationalists and White supremacists gathered for the now-infamous "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that left counter-protester Heather Heyer dead.
You can watch Foxx's impression of Trump in the video below.
Foxx had his companions in stitches after he uttered the following while mimicking Trump's voice perfectly:
"There's a lot of great people on both sides. Lots of great people on both sides."
"I know Harry-O. He's a great person. He couldn't vote for me at the time."
"Now he can vote for me when he gets out."
"I love Snoop D O Double-G."
"I love Death Row Records. I love Death Row... Excuse me, excuse me, fake news."
"I love Death Row."
Foxx went further when asked what his favorite Death Row record is.
"All of them. Love the Death Row Records. Don't try to pin me down... you see what he just..."
"Excuse me. Fake news."
Foxx burst out laughing when, speaking as Trump, he claimed "they" tried to give him "the virus," a reference to his bout with COVID-19 amid an outbreak of the virus in Washington DC in October 2020 that sent him to the hospital and nearly threatened the White House line of succession.
Foxx's uncanny impression took social media by storm.
Foxx's acting talents are well known, but people sometimes forget his sketch comedy background from the 1990's In Living Color.
In 2004, Foxx had a remarkable year onscreen, starring as the male lead alongside Tom Cruise in Michael Mann's hit thriller Collateral—a role that garnered him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor—and winning the Best Actor Academy Award for playing Ray Charles in the biopic Ray.
No word on whether Trump has heard Foxx's impression, but knowing his history of taking any form of criticism or ribbing, it's unlikely he'll be amused.