Published Feb 07, 2017Though many blame the show for normalizing Donald Trump, Saturday Night Live continues to troll the president of the United States on a weekly basis. On the most recent episode, the show tapped Melissa McCarthy to play press secretary and bumbling buffoon Sean Spicer — and we soon may see Rosie O'Donnell make a similar appearance.
The parody ruffled feathers throughout the White House. As previously reported, Spicer called the episode "mean." Further, Politico suggests that Trump was most bothered by the idea of a woman portraying a man in the White House.
"Trump doesn't like his people to look weak," an anonymous source, said to be a Trump donor, told Politico.
The idea of a woman playing a man being a sign of weakness is, in a word, insane. But if it's pissing off old Donnie, SNL may as well keep going with it.
As it happens, Twitter users agree, and have been campaigning for Trump's mortal enemy Rosie O'Donnell to appear on the show as Steve Bannon. So far, Bannon has only been portrayed on the show as an evil skeleton man.
On her Twitter, O'Donnell has suggested that she's open to portraying Bannon on an upcoming episode of the show. "Available — if called I will serve!!!" she wrote.
If Rosie O'Donnell can't make it to New York City in time to play Bannon this weekend, we'd like to suggest they get LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy to take on the role.
Revisit SNL's most recent political sketches below.