“I was living in the West Wing while you were professional wrestling / You got skin like Russian dressing from too much Russian investing,” Hillary sings, to which the Donald responds, “Let me just say, I respect all females / But your rhymes are trash, put ’em next to your emails.” The real Trump probably wishes he could have delivered such a sick burn during any one of their three real-life televised debates.
Make sure to stick around for a special guest politico who crashes the rap battle midway through to school them both on their “ridiculous sh*t.” No, not Kanye West — he’s not running for president until 2020.
“Epic Rap Battles of History” started in 2010, and it has gone political before: this time four years ago it pitted Barack Obama against Mitt Romney for the 2012 election. But the show didn’t get on the Emmys radar until 2016, when it capitalized on the expansion of the short form categories honoring digital content. It was nominated for Best Short Form Variety Series, but Emmy voters opted for “Park Bench with Steve Buscemi” instead.
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