Published Feb 06, 2017Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live successfully skewered the American political climate with a series of sketches. Among them was a surprise cameo from Melissa McCarthy, who perfectly portrayed gum-swallowing White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
Since life is just one long episode of Veep now, the real-life Spicer has already weighed in on the impression multiple times.
Speaking with Extra, he said he found McCarthy's impression to be "funny" adding that she "could dial back" with the performance. Further, he even tried his hand at a joke of his own, saying she "needs to slow down on the gum chewing; way too many pieces in there."
Spicer also fumbled his way through an interview with Fox and Friends, where he said he first heard about the impression while leaving church on Sunday morning. He said he found the sketch "cute," though he'd rather focus on the issues.
As for Alec Baldwin's continual portrayal of Donald Trump, Spicer thinks SNL has gone too far. "Alec has gone from funny to mean, and that's unfortunate," he said. "SNL used to be really funny. There's a streak of meanness now that they've crossed over to mean."
This week, Baldwin portrayed Trump as a man who sits at a child's desk in the Oval Office. The real boss, according to SNL (and multiple journalists) is evil ringleader Steve Bannon, who was portrayed as a sentient skeleton on SNL.
While Trump surprisingly didn't mention SNL by name for once, he did respond to the suggestion that he takes orders from a skeleton man. "I call my own shots... and everyone knows it," he said on Twitter.
Revisit SNL's latest political sketches below.