Earlier this week, Johnny Depp became the latest to impersonate Donald Trump when the actor starred as the mogul in Funny or Die’s faux Eighties biopic The Art of the Deal: The Movie. When Trump was asked during a Friday conference call with reporters whether the constant caricatures bother him, the Republican candidate replied, “I know the business. I know the game. And I’m not offended.”
“They have enough guidance,” Trump added of the impersonations (via New York Times). “They’ve got, certainly, plenty of material, that’s for sure. Some are really good. And some are really, really awful.” Trump added that all the impressions are a good barometer for how popular his campaign is.
“If they didn’t do it – if they didn’t have any interest – I guess things wouldn’t be going so good,” Trump said. “I’d have to call you [reporters] and say: ‘What’s going on here? What’s wrong?'”
Trump also named two of his favorite “Trumps”: He said of Jimmy Fallon, who performed a mirror gag with Trump on Tonight Show, “I think he’s a terrific guy. I also think he does some great, great imitations.” He also complemented Saturday Night Live‘s Darrell Hammond, who has been impersonating the mogul on the series for nearly 15 years; this season, Hammond, who now serves as SNL‘s announcer, has shared Trump impersonating duties with Taran Killam.
As for his latest impersonator Depp, Trump admitted that while he hadn’t seen The Art of the Deal: The Movie, “There’s a difference, physically, I can say… but I think he’s a great actor.”