It’s graduation season! It’s that time when politicians and celebrities try to come up with witty speeches, crafty arguments and sappy words to motivate graduates as they move on to the next phase of their lives. But one Chicago kid has taken the graduation speech to the next level.
Jack Aiello combined his love of politics, impressions and comedy in a nearly 9-minute graduation speech at Thomas Middle School on June 7.
Aiello’s speech included impressions of Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Young Jack absolutely nailed each one, even down to the hand movements and aspects of their platforms, including Sanders’ frequent calls for things to be “free.”
Jack beat out several other students for the opportunity to speak during the ceremony.
“We brainstormed some quirky memories from school to work into the speech,” Jack’s mom, Carla, told ABC News. “His classmates were encouraging of one another, and when he delivered the speech, he got quite the reaction.”
Jack’s being called the “funniest kid in America” online.
Even Sen. Ted Cruz liked it.
Watch Jack’s full speech here.