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Isla Fisher Thanks Donald Trump For Showing That 'Unqualified Orange People Can Win Things'

08/12/2016 1:37 AM AEDT | Updated 08/12/2016 1:37 AM AEDT
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Isla Fisher poses in the media room after winning the Trailblazer Award at the 6th AACTA Awards Presented by Foxtel at The Star on Dec. 7, in Sydney, Australia.

Isla Fisher didn’t hold back in her acceptance speech at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards on Wednesday.

While accepting her Trailblazer award, the actress mocked Melania Trump’s plagiarism scandal and poked fun at President-elect Donald Trump. 

“From a young age my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in this life, that your word is your bond, you say what you want to do and you keep your promises, that you treat people with respect,” Fisher said per news.com.au, before confessing she’d copied Michelle Obama’s words verbatim from her speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Melania famously used Obama’s words for her speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention. 

”I figured if Melania Trump can use them and have success, I should try,” Fisher joked. 

The 40-year-old actress closed her speech by naming Donald Trump as the inspiration for her continued success. 

“I do need to thank Trump,” Fisher said. “I don’t think I’d be here if it weren’t for him showing the world that unqualified orange people can win things.” 

If only that weren’t the understatement of the year. 

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