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Eighth-Grader Impersonates Trump, Cruz, Obama, Clinton During Graduation Speech — and the Crowd Goes Wild

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"As far as schools go, TMS is in the top one half of one half of one percent of schools in the entire country.”

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Video of Illinois eighth-grader Jack Aiello’s graduation speech is going viral after he demonstrated his spot-on impersonations of presidential candidates.

"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 said in the video.

He then launches into his impression of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

“Let me just tell you that Thomas has been such a great school, I mean, quite frankly, it’s been fantastic,” Aiello said.

Aiello began his impersonation of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by thanking the “great hardworking teachers of Thomas Middle School.”

"They’ve been our champions,” he said. “They’ve given us the skills to get us through sixth grade and through seventh grade and through eighth grade. And now we’re going to take those skills and apply them to high school.”

During an impression of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Aiello said, "As far as schools go, TMS is in the top one half of one half of one percent of schools in the entire country,” and advocated that the school’s cinnamon rolls should be "free.”

Aiello also offered his impression of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a former Republican presidential candidate.

“God bless the great school of Thomas,” Aiello said.

Cruz weighed in on Aiello’s performance on Twitter:

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