Melissa McCarthy adds spice (and Spicer) as host of 'SNL'

The episode showed Mr Spicer - played by actress Melissa McCarthy -peering through the press briefing room window from behind a bush while Trump political aide Sarah Huckabee Sanders fielded questions from journalists.

McCarthy, who plays the White House press secretary on "Saturday Night Live", posted herself on Instagram Thursday going insane as Spicer, along with the caption, "Straight out da bushes".

"I am being honest with you", McCarthy's Spicer answers.

McCarthy's Spicer impersonation debuted on the show as an exaggeration of defensive anger at perceived fake media; here, that anger turns into self-reflection and existential fear, the kind you might imagine someone in such a high-pressure job would feel.

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Reports of chaos in the White House comes as a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows 29 percent of Americans approve of Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. The sketch seems to assume that'll be sooner than later, but even if that's not the case, the writers have all summer to figure out a way for Spicer the McCarthy character to return.

"Saturday Night Live" has previously used kisses between Trump and his associates as a means of poking fun at the president. "How do we know?" Spicer asked Trump after tracking him down.

Overall, I would trade all the jokes that Trump and his team have supplied to comedians for a different presidential administration. "Sarah's out", the faux press secretary declared.

Kellyanne Conway, who was also mocked on SNL over the weekend in the cold open, is speaking out about that notorious eye roll made by Anderson Cooper during her explanation of Comey's firing.

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After a trip through New York City, McCarthy's Spicer found Trump, played by Baldwin, at a golf course in New Jersey, where "Saturday Night Live" presented a twist.

"Only since you started working here", Trump replied.

"No! Is this like The Godfather where you kiss me and no one ever sees me again?" After being asked by reporters repeatedly about if he was going to be fired, an increasingly agitated "Spicer" declared, "I got to find Trump".

"Yes", Baldwin's Trump responded before going in for long, deep kiss.

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