Spicer rips 'malicious' SNL sketches about him while leaving White House

Calvin Saunders
July 23, 2017

The interview came hours after Spicer handed his resignation to President Donald Trump and the latter named Anthony Scaramucci as Spicer's replacement.

McCarthy has been widely praised for her hilarious impersonation of the White House press secretary, but it turns out not everyone enjoyed her performance.

"I think that there were parts of it that were amusing, but there's a lot of it that was over the line", Spicer said.

"It wasn't amusing. It was stupid, or silly, or malicious", he said.

President Trump's outgoing press flack said during an interview with Fox News on Friday that he was not happy with Melissa McCarthy's infamous "Spicey" impression.

Hannity obviously couldn't resist asking Spicer about his reactions to the "Saturday Night Live" McCarthy skits that made light of his controversial relationship with the media.

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Specifically, Spicer talked about Saturday Night Live, where writers delighted in finding ever more absurd ways for guest star Melissa McCarthy to lampoon him.

He added that he does crack up at some late night skits, but that "there are times when it goes from amusing to mean and there's a difference when that happens".

"When it's amusing, it's amusing", outgoing White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says of Saturday Night Live's parody of him, on tonight's Hannity. McCarthy's critically acclaimed performance had also, reportedly, hurt Spicer's standing with Trump.

Smerconish said Spicer, as "the face most associated with the administration", became a figure of mockery to many Trump critics, but he had personally always found him to be "a gentleman".

This seems like a good Saturday Night Live skit. "But sometimes it goes from amusing to mean".

While we don't know for sure where Spicer drew the line between amusing and not amusing, the gag about his frequent use of chewing gum had to be among those that enjoyed since he actually responded to that bit in a later interview. However, he did say at times the skits went over the line from amusing to being mean, adding you have to have a thick skin to handle this kind of attention on the job.

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