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    WATCH: 14-Year-Old's Graduation Speech Brings the House Down With US Presidential Candidate Impressions

    WATCH: 14-Year-Old’s Presidential Candidate Impressions a Hit at Graduation

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    An eighth grade student’s graduation speech is going massively viral after his spot-on impressions of the 2016 presidential candidates was posted online.

    Jack Aiello of Arlington Heights Middle School, outside of Chicago, brought down the house with his impersonations of Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and President Barack Obama. The eight minute long speech could have been straight from a Saturday Night Live skit.

    Aiello won a competition among his class of roughly 350 to write a graduation speech.

    "He was hands down No. 1 because it was going to speak to the kids," principal Brian Kaye told local NBC.

    "I’ve decided that since we’re in the middle of an election year, that I would do my graduation speech in the style of some of the 2016 presidential candidates," Jack’s speech begins.

    He then launches into his Trump impersonation, complete with excessive hand gestures.

    "We’re learning languages from Spain, from France, from Germany and China," he said. "You know, people say I don’t like China, I love China. I mean, I love China. I mean, I have so many terrific friends in China. But I took Spanish and let me just tell you, by the way, that it was fantastic. Muy fantastico."

    The teen’s parents told the station that he has had an interest in politics for years, but began doing impersonations as a small child.

    "If you were to ask him what he really wants to do, he really truly does want to be president someday. He feels a great desire to be a leader," said his father, John Aiello. "A politician or a comedian, which the lines do sometimes blur."

    During the primaries, his parents took him to Iowa for the caucuses, where he met Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Carly Fiorina.

    "As far as schools go, TMS is in the top one half of one half of one percent of schools in the entire country," he said as Bernie Sanders, receiving a standing ovation.


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