Earlier this week, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer came under fire after attempting to compare Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Adolf Hitler. In her return to "#Saturday Night Live," actress #Melissa McCarthy reprised her role as Spicer, and put the press secretary on blast.
'SNL' on Spicer
Ever since Sean Spicer was tapped for the job as White House Press Secretary, he's found himself on the wrong side of the headlines on more than once occasion. As with President Donald Trump, Spicer and other advisers and associates in the administration often hit a brick wall when it comes to comments that are made over a variety of issues. From Presidential Counsel Kellyanne Conway and her "alternative facts," "Bowling Green Massacre," and "microwave camera" remarks, to Spicer handling the daily press briefings at the White House, pressure is mounting on the former host of "The Apprentice" to make changes. During a press briefing this week, Spicer was attempting to defend Trump's recent cruise missile strike on Syria in response to Bashar al-Assad's latest chemical weapon attack on his own people. In his explanation, Spicer falsely claimed that Hitler never used chemical weapons during World War 2, while referring to concentration camps as "Holocaust centers." This issue was highlighted during the April 16 edition of "Saturday Night Live" on NBC.
Melissa McCarthy returned to "Saturday Night Live" as Sean Spicer, this time dressed in an Easter Bunny suit to mock the press secretary's previous job. "Shut up!" McCarthy said, while taking off the Easter Bunny mask, before adding, "I'm sweating my Easter eggs off in here." "Everybody shut up so I can apologize!" McCarthy said, while mocking the aforementioned Holocaust blunder.
"Now in defending the president's decision, I said that unlike Syrian leader...ummm," Melissa McCarthy said, mocking Sean Spicer's inability to pronounce Bashar al-Assad correctly. "Bazooka Felicia Ahmad Rashad?" she attempted, while satirically lashing out at the negative reaction he received for the Holocaust statement.
As the skit came to a close, McCarthy pulled out Veggie Tales toys to do a live demonstration of the apology, but as expected, it didn't go over well. Before exiting the stage, the mock Sean Spicer warned that the world could come to an end by Donald Trump bombing North Korea. While neither Spicer nor Trump have offered a comment, it's likely that they weren't too pleased with what took place. #bashar al assad