The White House press secretary was dogged earlier in the week by questions about former national security adviser Michael Flynn, then was forced to hide in or behind the bushes as reporters sought answers about the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. Or at least he's supposed to be on leave.
Spicer then bursts into the press room, pushes Sanders aside, and does battle-as-usual with reporters - once again crushing New York Times White House correspondent Glenn Thrush in the process.
I imagine this is sort of what it was like for Imperial officers to give Darth Vader bad news in The Empire Strikes Back. When a reporter pointed that he could see Spicer, who's in the US Navy Reserve, outside the window hiding in the bushes, Sanders responded, "I believe that's a naval exercise".
Most of the press corps' questions focused on the big news of the week: Comey and the FBI investigation into ties between Russian Federation and Trump campaign associates.
Spicer's boss, U.S. President Donald Trump, has been a guest host on "Saturday Night Live" twice, in 2004 and 2015. "Kiss me", Trump replies.
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President Trump's surprise dismissal of Comey left the White House staff scrambling for hours to explain why. And if simply casting a woman to play Spicer angered Trump, it was clear what would push him over the edge.
McCarthy's "Spicey" character is one of the most beloved now on SNL as McCarthy transforms the Press Secretary's latest gaffes into hilarious parody.
He has also referred to McCarthy's tendency, when dressed as Spicer, to drive a motorized lectern rapidly toward a reporter who asks an aggravating question.
After a trip through New York City, McCarthy's Spicer found Trump, played by Baldwin, at a golf course in New Jersey, where "Saturday Night Live" presented a twist.
May 12, 2017You already know it's going to be a good week for #SNL when Melissa McCarthy is spotted on 58th st with the Sean Spicer podiumobile! Baldwin's Trump insisted that it had less to do with the economy and more about sex with the First Lady. Trump offers to let him stay for a kiss, like the one in the Godfather, and Spicer reluctantly obliges with a full on make-out scene to close the sketch. Interviewed by NBC News' Lester Holt (actually cast member Michael Che), Trump was asked if he could assure the nation he wouldn't name someone "crazy" to replace ousted FBI Director James Comey.