From the moment she barreled onto the stage and started hurling insults and stuffed animals, Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer impression went down in the Saturday Night Live hall of fame as one of the greatest. While nearly everyone with a funny bone loved it--even Sean Spicer, kinda--our famously thin-skinned president didn't take kindly to Spicer being portrayed by a woman.
Yes, forget the fact that McCarthy nailed Spicer's combative, hostile relationship to the press and the White House's penchant for glossing over cum completely avoiding these little things called facts--Melissa McCarthy's drag king realness was the straw that broke the orange camel's back.
As a Trump donor told Politico, "Trump doesn't like his people to look weak." Weak? What do ya talk? She lifted up an entire podium. Twice.
That's probably more than the president can do, but for a man who's made a name for himself as the most powerful misogynist in the country, his reaction to McCarthy as Spicer is on-brand. So he's probably going to hate this.
Rosie O'Donnell, who I'm surprised wasn't locked up on the first day of Trump's administration, has volunteered to portray Steve Bannon, the evil, pockmarked power center of the White House masquerading as Trump's "chief strategist."
Trump's rivalry with Rosie has been well-documented, having referred to her at various times as a "fat pig" and "real loser"--and that was just during the debates. So far, Bannon has been portrayed on SNL as the Grim Reaper, and while the resemblance is striking, getting Trump's BFF Rosie O in on the action would surely send the president's love of the iconic sketch show over the top.