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Chelsea Handler found a hilarious way around Ann Coulter’s last-minute interview cancellation by using a “body double” and the conservative pundit’s own words on Friday’s episode of Netflix’s “Chelsea.”
“Since I’m always accused on not representing both sides in this election, I went out on a limb and booked one of the most vocal Trump supporters in the country, Ann Coulter,” Handler said. “And guess what she did. She called in sick right before the show today. Oh no, I’m sorry, she emailed in sick.”
Handler, who takes her job hosting Netflix’s first talk show seriously, said she was up at 5 a.m. reading Coulter’s new book, “In Trump We Trust,” which the host referred to as a “piece of garbage.”
“The show must go on,” Handler declared. “So to give you an idea of how our interview would’ve gone, please welcome Ann Coulter’s body double.”
In comes comedian and “The Mindy Project” actress Fortune Feimster, who aside from the blonde wig bears very little resemblance to Coulter.
The best part of what transpires is that Handler asked Feimster questions about Coulter’s take on different issues, and in response, Feimster actually reads from Coulter’s book.
For example, Handler asks Feimster what Coulter’s take is on women’s right to vote.
In response, Feimster reads aloud from the book, “‘It would be a much better country if women did not vote. And it’s simply a fact.’ You heard me. Oh, oh, deal with it.”
OK, so Feimster does include her own embellishments, but Coulter can’t claim she wasn’t represented.
Watch the hilarious interview below: