Watch: James Corden perform ‘Maybe I’m Immune’
The Late Late Show host opened his chat show with a performance of his version of Paul McCartney’s 1970 hit Maybe I'm Amazed, changing the lyrics to poke fun at the US president’s reaction to contracting coronavirus.
Corden, 42, played the grand piano as he sang: “Maybe I'm immune 'cause today I'm feeling so alive... just don't be afraid of the way I'm breathing.
“Maybe I'm immune, it's okay to go out for a ride, with others trapped inside, maybe you're immune to the lies my doctors tell you.”
The song was accompanied by clips of Trump, including a speech he gave on returning from hospital to the White House, removing his mask and declaring: “Now I'm better... and maybe I'm immune, I don't know.”
Corden’s song continued: “Maybe I'm a man and maybe I don't wear a mask 'cause I don't care about others, science I don't really understand.”
This was followed by a clip of the president suggesting to scientists at a press conference that if disinfectant can kill coronavirus, maybe they should try injecting it into patients.
The song went on: “Maybe I'm a man and maybe I'm just high from this experimental cocktail... maybe I just need some oxygen.
“Maybe I'm immune to the way the polls are looking now. Maybe I'm afraid that it's not fake news.
“Maybe I'm immune to all the lies that I have made... I shouldn't have downplayed.
“Maybe I'm afraid of the way that I might lose this... maybe on November 3 I just might lose this.”
Trump, 74, is standing for re-election on 3 November.
Polls indicate Democratic candidate Joe Biden is on course to win, but Trump has dismissed the polls as fake.
Hillary Clinton also had a clear lead over Trump in the polls for the majority of the 2016 campaign, but ended up losing that year’s election.
Trump was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Thursday 1 October and subsequenty flown to hospital after he had trouble breathing.
But he returned to the White House on Monday, waving from his armoured vehicle, and, though still contagious, removed his mask while surrounded by staff and political aides.
Trump told the American people of coronavirus: “Don’t be afraid of it.”
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