Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler are in the same league, if you ask Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick.
The “Producers” stars spoofed Donald Trump’s drive toward the White House in a Jimmy Kimmel-produced satire of their famous musical.
In “Trumped,” Lane and Broderick reprise roles of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom — and like “The Producers,” they are once again looking for a surefire flop to bilk investors.
With Trump, Bialystock and Bloom think they’ve come up with “the worst candidate in history. A trainwreck. A shmuck. A putz. A nincompoop.”
Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick send up Donald Trump in a spoof inspired by “The Producers.”
The duo raises dough from the likes of little old ladies — Cloris Leachman plays one in a cameo — to back the stooge and are certain that he’ll drop out when his campaign tanks.
Naturally, they’ll keep the money.
Problem is, Trump keeps rising in the polls even as he airs loathsome views on immigrants, international relations and life in general.
“We needed a chump to put on the stump,” Matthew Broderick, left, and Nathan Lane sing in the parody.
Bialystock (Lane) wonders if he and his cohort had been outrageous enough to ruin Trump’s campaign.
“Did he question John McCain’s war heroism?” “Did he say we should forcibly kick out 11 million immigrants?” “Did he promise to ban Muslims from entering the U.S.?” “Did he say Heidi Klum was no longer a 10?”
The answers are all yes. The consultants conclude that the “whole world has gone stark raving mad.”
Matthew Broderick (left), Nathan Lane and company in “The Producers,” a Mel Brooks musical.
And all they can do is sing: “We needed a chump to put on the stump, a frumpy grumpy chumpy named Donald J. Trump. He’s building a wall a thousand feet tall. Don’t worry ‘cuz the Mexicans will pay for it all.”
And so, despite Bialystock and Bloom’s valiant efforts, Trump’s campaign becomes a hit in a story that, a mock Variety reports, “starts off funny and then gets really, really depressing.”