Melissa McCarthy hosted Saturday Night Live this week, so of course she brought back her popular Sean Spicer impression. And it couldn’t have come at a better time, as Spicer made a fool of himself this week by hiding near bushes to avoid reporters.
In the sketch, Aidy Bryant appears as Sarah Huckabee Sanders, running the press briefing because Spicer couldn’t be there. “I’m pretty sure I can see him hiding in those bushes,” said a reporter. Sure enough, McCarthy’s Spicer is peering in the window from behind a bush.
Once discovered, Spicer faces reporters and answers questions about FBI Director James Comey‘s firing. “OK, let me just put this Russian thing to bed once and for all: Trump is innocent. How do we know? Because he told us so. Period. OK? Then he hired lawyers to agree with him. And they’re going to prove it with a certified letter, which you know is the truth because it costs an extra two dollars to have it certified.”
A few questions later, McCarthy’s Spicer is informed that his days as Press Secretary may be numbered, so he travels to NYC to find Trump and ask him himself. Driving his lectern through the streets of New York, he shouts, “I need to find Trump! I promise I’ll talk better! I can’t go back to the Navy! I can’t swim!”
When he finally finds Trump, the president has a request. “Sean, kiss me… I’m famous, it’s OK.”
“No! Is this like The Godfather where you kiss me and no one ever sees me again?” asks Spicer. “Yes,” says Trump. With that, he lays one on the Press Secretary, and all Spicer can do is come up for breath to scream, “I had a good run!”