Sean Spicer speaks about Melissa McCarthy's 'Saturday Night Live' impersonation

Anita Tucker
July 23, 2017

He told Sean Hannity on Fox News, "I'm a prankster, so I like a good joke".

Among the subjects touched on during the segment were newly appointed White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci, the president himself, and Spicer's portrayal on "Saturday Night Live".

Actress Melissa McCarthy portrayed Spicer in SNL's most recent season, with her impression of the often combative Trump administration spokesman becoming an instant hit on the show. Spicer said mostly it wasn't amusing at all; it was silly, malicious or stupid.

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Following a rocky six months on the job, Spicer resigned after President Donald Trump named Anthony Scaramucci, a NY financier and former Trump campaign fund-raiser, as the White House communications director. "I think "Saturday Night Live" is so far over the top that perhaps, you know, they should give equal time to another opinion".

Sean Spicer's rocky six-month tenure as the White House press secretary made afternoon media briefings must-watch TV. "But sometimes it goes from amusing to mean". I think when it's amusing, it's amusing. "You have to have a little bit of a thick skin if you're going to do this". In a February interview with Extra coming on the heels of McCarthy's first sketch as the press secretary, Spicer described the parody as "funny" but suggested that the comedian dial down her characterization and that she "slow down on the gum chewing; way too many pieces in there".

"Spicey Out.", read a tweet from the official "Saturday Night Live" Twitter account Friday night with a 43-second video of McCarthy lampooning Spicer.

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