Melissa McCarthy Plays an Angst-Ridden Sean Spicer on ‘Saturday Night Live’


This was not, let’s be honest, the best week to be Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary. He started on Monday buffeted by questions about Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser, and Sally Q. Yates, the former acting attorney general. On Tuesday, it fell to him to make the initial announcement that James B. Comey had been terminated as F.B.I. director. Then there was the strange saga of whether Mr. Spicer had gathered in, among or behind a cluster of bushes before addressing reporters on White House grounds. By Friday there were rumblings President Trump could replace Mr. Spicer or end White House press briefings altogether.

So, hopefully, Mr. Spicer wasn’t watching “Saturday Night Live” this weekend.

In the culmination of her frequent guest appearances during this season, Melissa McCarthy, this week’s “S.N.L.” host, returned to the role of Mr. Spicer.


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