The sketch begins with Sarah Huckabee Sanders filling in for Spicer while he was hiding in the White House bushes, I mean, fulfilling his naval reserve duties.
Whatever Sean Spicer's fate at the White House, McCarthy's place on SNL's roster of political heavyweights is practically assured.
In this photo provided by NBC, Melissa McCarthy, right, as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, performs during "Spicer Returns" on the television show "Saturday Night Live", Saturday, May 13, 2017, in NY. "Boo-ya!:Let's do this!"
The skit featured Spicey en route to Trump Tower to locate the president. After continued questions about Huckabee Sanders, his job security and whether Trump is lying to him, Spicer abruptly ends the press conference and rides his podium up to NY to confront the president. "How do we know?" He told us so.There's no Russian Federation thing. The press secretary demures.
The sketch concludes with Spicer scooting through NY on his podium, searching for Trump, before eventually finding him at a golf course in New Jersey.
Trump calls himself the victim of a 'witch hunt'
Mueller was appointed Wednesday by Rosenstein, who had faced criticism as the author of a memo that preceded Comey's firing. The general feeling among Colorado lawmakers, however, was that Mueller's appointment was welcome and necessary.
"What if he's lying to you", asked a reporter during the latest episode. Numerous passersby caught video of McCarthy rolling down 58th Street outside the Time Warner Center in the motorized podium that has been used in her previous Spicer sketches. Trump said his choice would be "so bonkers" everyone would wish it were Judge Judy.
"I did. I fired him because of Russia", Trump told an incredulous Holt. One of Spicer's assistants is said to have emerged and communicated to the press that the press secretary would answer questions as long as cameras and lights were off. Spicer asked Trump after tracking him down.
"Is this like The Godfather, when you kiss me and no one ever sees me again?" asked a wary Spicer.
As for Comey's replacement, Baldwin's Trump vowed that it will be someone "so bonkers you're going to wish like hell it was Judge Judy". Baldwin's Trump replies, "Only since you started working here".
But what separates this sketch from the others is one simple question from a reporter: "Were you surprised he fired Comey before he fired you?"