Ben Stiller has lampooned President Donald Trump by reading his tweets in character as Derek Zoolander.
Stiller made the recording on Sunday at the request of the Daily Beast, poking fun at Trump's braggadocio by comparing it to his 'really, really, ridiculously good looking' character in the 2001 film.
Trump's Saturday morning tweet came in response to questions about his mental stability raised in the new Michael Wolff book, which contains explosive claims and anecdotes about the Trump White House.
'Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart,' Trump tweeted. 'I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius....and a very stable genius at that!'
Ben Stiller, seen in the 2001 film Zoolander, read Trump's latest tweets in character as the air-head male model Derek Zoolander, who is 'really, really, ridiculously good looking'
Trump actually appeared in the first Zoolander film, in a brief five-second cameo (pictured) during the walk-off, with his then-girlfriend Melania hanging off his arm
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'I wish he had said 'like, really, really smart,' Stiller told the Daily Beast in an email.
Trump actually appeared in the first Zoolander film, in a brief five-second cameo during the walk-off scene.
'Without Derek Zoolander,' Trump tells a reporter with then-girlfriend Melania hanging off his arm, 'male modeling wouldn't be what it is today.'
Screenwriter John Hamburg had no memory of the cameo when asked how it came about by Newsweek in 2016.
'Usually with cameos of this size, it's a matter of who we can get to show up on that day, so I'm pretty sure we did not write that into the script,' Hamburg said.
When the long-awaited Zoolander 2 came out in February 2016, Stiller and his co-star Owen Wilson made an appearance on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update to promote the film.
When the long-awaited Zoolander 2 came out in February 2016, Stiller and his co-star Owen Wilson made an appearance on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update
'Oh, we love him. Donny's just like us. He has the classic male model looks,' Stiller's Zoolander said at the time
With the presidential primaries in full swing, the pair had plenty to say about candidate Trump.
'Oh, we love him. Donny's just like us. He has the classic male model looks,' Stiller's Zoolander said at the time.
The vapid model character praised Trump's signature runway looks 'Orange Mocha Crapaccino' and 'Hot Mess' worthy counterparts to his own 'Blue Steel' and 'Magnum.'
'And finally,' he added, 'after Iowa, he has a new signature look: "Second Place".'
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