Who would have thought that Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump would be SNL‘s second funniest political impression?
Full disclosure: I’ve watched this sketch about 10 times. In fact, I actually have been retroactively watching Sean Spicer’s press conferences just so I could fully appreciate the intricacies of McCarthy’s impression. And honestly, this skit is just as funny the 11th time as it was the first.
As Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, McCarthy chugged gum, offered an apology “on behalf of the press, to me,” and sprayed journalists with a water gun. The result is one of the funniest SNL sketches I’ve ever seen in my entire life.
And for reference, here is what Spicer is like in real life:
Quite shockingly, Spicer didn’t seem all too bothered about McCarthy’s impression. Maybe he could teach his boss a thing or two about not melting down over an inconsequential comedy sketch.
Speaking with Extra at the Super Bowl on Sunday, the White House press secretary suggested McCarthy’s faux press briefing from the weekend’s Saturday Night Live went too far, saying that the actress “could dial back” on her portrayal of him.
Specifically, Spicer thinks McCarthy “needs to slow down on the gum chewing; way too many pieces in there.”