Kevin Spacey appeared at the Tony Awards on Sunday wearing a gray wig to “play” Bill Clinton during his hosting gig and decided to crack a joke about Hillary Clinton’s email fumbles.
“We’ve had some exciting young performers this season,” Spacey-as-Clinton said, imitating the former president’s Arkansas drawl. “Ben Platt was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. That’s very impressive. I was on that list a couple times.”
“But Ben, you know who you bumped off that list? My wife,” Spacey continued, as Platt — the star of the Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen — sank down in his seat in mock embarrassment. “Between you and me, you might be a better singer, but after seeing your show, there’s no doubt Hillary is much better at creating fake email accounts than you!”
“I just wanted to do a joke nobody would ever think I’d do. But I’m gonna get in trouble when I get home,” a laughing Spacey added, still in character as Clinton.
— Raw Story (@RawStory) June 12, 2017