SNL Takes On Sean Spicer's Rough Week in the White House


McCarthy yells as she takes the podium from Bryant.

Melissa McCarthy returned to Saturday Night Live this week as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, and wreaked havoc on reporters during the press briefing.

Spicer said in an interview with the news magazine show Extra in February that the impression was "funny", although he also suggested she "could dial back" the performance somewhat. Inside Putin ("Oops", McCarthy says, swiftly tossing that doll aside), follows "Steve Bannon", or Slimer from Ghostbusters.

"Trump is innocent", she insisted.

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Chief among the protagonists have been Melissa McCarthy and Alec Baldwin, two Irish American actors who are in danger of permanent stereotyping given how good their take-offs of press secretary Sean Spicer and President Trump have become.

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"Your staff has been saying all week that you didn't fire him because of his Russian investigation?" asks Holt, to which Trump admits he fired Comey "because of Russia".

Trump's press shop was literally blindsided by the sudden dismissal, having learned of the bombshell only an hour before it went public. "I'm telling you exactly what President Trump told me".

Holt, in a rare portrayal by Weekend Update co-host Michael Che, gleaned a bombshell confession from Trump that James Comey was canned because of his investigation into the President's alleged ties to Russian Federation.

"I fired him because of Russian Federation". I don't like that. Since his infamous first briefing in January in which he lectured reporters on Trump's inauguration crowd size in a freaky ritual of favor-currying, Spicer has struggled through a series of painful missteps and meme-worthy gaffes.

"But that's obstruction of justice", Che's Holt, surprised by the admission, responds. Sad music plays as Spicer laments the rumors of Sanders actually replacing him full time.

Instead, he gets the "Godfather II" Fredo kiss, i.e. the kiss of death, despite Spicer's protestations that "I'm married!"