Jill Layton
Updated Apr 01, 2016 @ 1:20 pm
Credit: Hulu

Even though there’s probably endless material, the chances of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders making an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live to read mean tweets is probably pretty slim.

So the next best thing to an actual presidential candidate reading mean tweets is a fake presidential candidate reading mean tweets. Specifically, former first lady and current Virginia senator Mellie Grant (AKA Bellamy Young IRL).

During Thursday’s episode of Scandal, Grant made an appearance on Kimmel to read a couple of the mean tweets she has received.

One tweet read, “I didn’t know they let old ass pageant rejects run for president #gocryinyourcrown.”


And another read, “Mellie Grant thinks she can run the country, but she can’t even keep her man in check. Girl, bye.”

Double ouch.

Of course the tweets were fake… because TV shows are fake. But it felt real, and now we want to see more fake mean tweets! Fitz, anyone?