DC DAILY: McCarthy spikes Spicer on SNL, wild week at the White House

Posted at 8:14 AM, May 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-14 11:40:07-04

(KGTV) -- Actress Melissa McCarthy's much-awaited return to Saturday Night Live to reprise her cartoonish impression as Press Secretary Sean Spicer saw her skewering the topsy-turvy week at the White House.

McCarthy, who was also this week's show host, trolled Spicer from the jump showing him hiding in the bushes outside the White House.  It was reported last week that Spicer was spotted by a reporter hiding in a row of bushes in the White House garden. 

SNL cast member Aidy Bryant, portraying Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, was telling the press that Spicer, who is an officer with the Naval Reserves, was on duty.  One of the reporters pointed out that Spicy had been peering through the window.

"I believe that's a Naval exercise, he's trying to blend in with his surroundings," Bryant said.

Spicy jumped into the scene to attack a reporter with a fire extinguisher when he started pleading with Sanders to take over briefing duties full time. “You are clearly articulate and charming, whereas Sean is bullish—”

The comedian even took aim at Spicer's real life response after being asked what he thought about comments that President Donald Trump was out of control.

“Oh my god, Glen, do I come to your job and slap the seven or eight hot dogs out of your mouth?” she said. “If he’s crazy, he’s crazy like a fox. With mental problems.”





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"I think in many ways our institutions are under assault both externally -- and that's the big news here is the Russian interference in our election system -- and I think as well our institutions are under assault internally," Clapper said on CNN's "State of the Union.”

Pressed by anchor Jake Tapper if he meant US institutions were under assault internally from the President, Clapper responded, "Exactly."



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"Everybody's convinced: They say there is no collusion," Trump said. "There is no collusion. We had nothing to do with Russia."