This year’s Presidential election is gaining a lot of comparisons toThe Hunger Games; at the Democratic National Convention, late night host Stephen Colbert dressed as the character Caesar Flickerman, causing trouble while hosting “Hungry for Power Games: DNC Edition”.
At the same event, actor and director Elizabeth Banks compared the Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, to her character in the film series, Effie Trinket.
Walking onto a stage covered by a smoke machine and blasting out “We Are The Champions”, the same way Trump entered the RNC, Banks described her character.
“I play a cruel, out-of-touch reality TV star who wears insane wigs while delivering long-winded speeches to a violent dystopia,” she told the audience. “So when I tuned into Cleveland last week I was like, ‘Uh, hey, that’s my act!’”
She went on to describe Hillary Clinton as “a smart, committed, successful woman — and not for own benefit, but a fighter for women and children, cops and first responders, healthcare and girls around the world.”
Clinton has officially been named the Democratic Presidential candidate, beating rival Bernie Sander. However, it is not all celebration in the Clinton camp, as a damning email leak has led to numerous protests around the US.