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SNL's President Trump seals Sean Spicer's job fate with a kiss

SNL's President Trump seals Sean Spicer's job fate with a kiss

The sketch opened with the now-familiar sight of McCarthy's Spicer going ballistic on the White House press corps, first hiding in the bushes outside the briefing, and then barging into the room to alternately spray a fire extinguisher at reporters and pelt them with props.

There's no question that working in Donald Trump's communications department is no easy task, especially now that he's president.

All while Melissa McCarthy could be seen dressed as Spicer, watching the proceedings from some bushes.

The sketch starts out in the White House press briefing where Sarah Huckabee Sanders is filling in for Sean Spicer while he hides in the bushes amid the news of Jim Comey's firing.

Watch the sketch in full here.

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That really got the ball rolling, or should we say, the podium moving.

Finally, she found Baldwin's Trump playing with a toy in the Oval Office. The Spicer character rolled out a cart with a Russian nesting doll in a box on the top. "The press interview is over!"

A reporter from the pool then asked McCarthy about the hot topic: Russian collusion.

And upon being informed of reports that Trump might fire him, Spicer embarks on his podium to NY and then New Jersey, where he finds Trump at his golf course. McCarthy's angry Spicer announces after storming into the room following the suggestion that Sanders simply replace him.

After such a busy news week, and with the White House press operation especially in the spotlight, there was plenty of anticipation ahead of Melissa McCarthy hosting "Saturday Night Live". The final dolls depict chief strategist Steve Bannon, shown as a big, green monster, and finally Attorney General Jeff Sessions, depicted as Pikachu.

She then took her mobile podium on the road, driving down the streets of New York City in tears.

At one point, the sketch mocked Trump's attempts to distance himself from Russian Federation with a letter from his lawyers. "Kiss me", Trump replies.

When pressed if Trump is lying to him, Spicer insists "he wouldn't do that, he's my friend". "It's ok, I'm famous".

"Is this like The Godfather where you kiss me and no one ever sees me again", asks McCarthy's Spicer, who initially resists.

Her spot also was a break from the show's reliance on Baldwin to poke fun at Trump.


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