Hosting a number of company executives at the White House to promote the tax bill signed into law just before Christmas, President Donald Trump reportedly mentioned that his wife Melania once starred in an Aflac commercial — and said commercial really is something else.
Per the Ledger-Enquirer, Trump spoke to Michael Porter, a resource manager at the insurance firm Aflac, who spoke of the benefits of the recent tax cuts and handed the president "a pair of Aflac duck socks." Trump then responded, "Your chairman, I know very well, and he's done a fantastic job...He actually a long time ago hired my wife to do a big commercial, an Aflac commercial, and I think it was a successful commercial, too. So say hello to him."
So, about that successful commercial. The spot, titled "Experiment," is shot in grainy black-and-white. In it, Melania plays "Mrs. Trump," a bride-of-Frankenstein's-monster-type character whose brain is put into the Aflac spokesduck to tell the world about Aflac through "sex appeal." Because when ducks speak with human female voices, obviously we all want to buy supplemental insurance from them. Then Melania wakes up and croaks, "Aflac!" and screams at her new webbed feet. Look, commercials are weird, and it was 2005. Bush had just been reelected. Things were different.
Check out the spot here:
More recently, the First Lady has been keeping busy posting selfies, fighting bullying with Betsy DeVos, interacting in a totally normal and not at all awkward way with her husband, and denying that he cheated on her. But you know what news definitely isn't fake? How much money you can get if you sign up for Aflac. Man, that duck makes a good point.
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