Sean Spicer reacts to Melissa McCarthy's scarily accurate SNL impression

The White House Press Secretary said McCarthy 'could dial back' a bit

Jack Shepherd
Monday 06 February 2017 17:55
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Sean Spicer gets the Saturday Night Live treatment in impression roasting

Kristen Stewart’s most recent turn as host on SNL has been widely praised online. And while her opening monologue was brilliant, it was Melissa McCarthy who stole the show with her brilliant impression of White House press secretary, Sean Spicer.

Speaking to Extra at the Super Bowl, the Donald Trump employee spoke about the impression, saying McCarthy "could dial back" a bit.

Going into specifics, he added how McCarthy “needs to slow down on the gum chewing; way too many pieces in there."

Spicer said he found out about impression after leaving Church the following Sunday when his texts blew up, ‘so much he thought there must be a national emergency.’

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington on 3 February

While admitting he found the episode funny, Spicer called out Alec Baldwin’s impression of Trump as being “mean.” "Alec has gone from funny to mean, and that's unfortunate,” he told the publication. “SNL used to be really funny. There's a streak of meanness now that they've crossed over to mean.”

During the skit, McCarthy exaggerated many of Spicer’s habits. She opened by saying from a podium: “Before we begin, I know that myself and the press have gotten off to a rocky start. When I say ‘rocky start’, I mean it in the sense of Rocky the movie because I came out here to punch you.”

"Now I’d like to begin today by apologising on behalf of you to me for how you have treated me these last two weeks, and that apology is not accepted. Because I’m not here to be your buddy. I’m here to swallow gum and I’m here to take names," McCarthy added, before pouring an entire box of gum into her mouth.

SNL saw host Kristen Stewart open with her own hilarious take on Trump, while accidentally dropping an F-bomb live on TV.

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