Spicer Complains About ‘Disappointing, Mean-Spirited’ SNL After Scathing Anti-Trump Sketch
Incoming press secretary Sean Spicer spoke with Tamron Hall and Willie Geist of the NBC TODAY Show Monday, and briefly used the platform to rail against the cold open from this past weekend’s Saturday Night Live.
SNL this weekend featured a heavy parodying of the recent Trump press conference, with plenty of jokes about Buzzfeed’s unverified leaked 35-page dossier. In the sketch, a reporter asks Trump (again portrayed by Alec Baldwin) point blank, “I’d like to ask you about your big Russian pee-pee party.”
But Spicer was having none of it, slamming the venerable late night comedy show as “disappointing,” just a day after the President-elect added his own criticism of the show he once proudly hosted.
“It was not funny; it was mean-spirited,” Spicer alleged Monday morning after being prompted to address it by Hall. “And it’s gone from being a show you could sit back and get a good laugh out of to being something that’s frankly mean and bad television,” he continued.
On Sunday the soon-to-be Commander in Chief took to Twitter to criticize Saturday Night Live directly, writing, “Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television!”
Watch above via the NBC TODAY Show.
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