Melissa McCarthy’s Spicer Rides Through New York to Make Sure Trump Doesn’t Fire Him Next
Melissa McCarthy is hosting tonight’s episode of Saturday Night Live, and as promised, the show had her bring back her beloved impersonation of Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
The sketch begins with Sarah Huckabee Sanders filling in for Spicer while he was hiding among the White House bushes, I mean, fulfilling his naval reserve duties. When the White House press corps asked if Sanders could be press secretary forever, Spicer blasted the room with a fire extinguisher before forcing Sanders off his podium.
McCarthy-Spicer promptly had at it as he took questions from reporters about James Comey‘s firing and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. This led to multiple combative exchanges, and Spicer ended up throwing one of the press room’s columns at reporters when he was asked if he was surprised that he kept his his job longer than Comey did.
McCarthy-Spicer ends up having a crisis of confidence after the press corps gets him thinking about why President Trump forces him to defend huge levels of scrutiny every day. After being asked about the recent rumors that Sanders might replace him full-time, Spicer drives his podium all the way to Trump Tower in New York in order to convince his “best friend” not to fire him.
After tracking down Trump (played by Alec Baldwin) to his New Jersey golf course, Spicer asks whether the rumors were true about his imminent termination. Trump reassured the press secretary that Sanders doesn’t have the same “spice,” and they passionately made up by making out with each other.
Watch above, via NBC.
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