Alec Baldwin was back as Donald Trump, and he pitted Steve Bannon (yet again represented as the Grim Reaper) against host Jimmy Fallon’s Jared Kushner on Saturday Night Live, in an Apprentice-style elimination face-off.
While Melissa McCarthy gave her best Sean Spicer, to lampoon the White House Press Secretary’s gaffes in which he referred to concentration camps as “Holocaust centers” and minimized Hitler’s atrocities.
Donald Trump Cold Open
President Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) looks back on his first 100 days with Vice President Mike Pence (Beck Bennett) and chooses between advisors Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner (Jimmy Fallon). The “tiny desk” makes a return.
“Standing before me are my two top advisers,” Trump said, evoking his time as host of The Apprentice. “I only have one photo in my hand. That’s right, tonight is elimination night. There’s been a lot of drama in my house. That’s okay, but one of you has to go. But who gets to stay?”
“Jared, you take the most beautiful photos,” Trump continued. “Steve, you take the worst photos I’ve ever seen in my life. And I’m not joking. When I see a photo of you I want to puke.”
Sean Spicer Delivers an Easter Message
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer (Melissa McCarthy) apologizes for his comments about Hitler. What’s great? Spicer in a bunny costume? Even greater? That’s actually a thing. Spicer played the Easter Bunner for the Easter Egg roll one year during the Bush 2 admin. Melissa as Spicer is as hilarious as ever. I hope the hapless press secretary doesn’t lose his job before Melissa hosts the show in a few weeks.
“Everybody shut up so I can apologize,” McCarthy’s Spicer said dressed as the Easter Bunny. “Yes, you all got your wish this week, didn’t you? Spicey finally made a mistake.
“As we all know President Trump recently bombed Syria while eating the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake America has ever laid eyes on,” he continued. “Now in defending the president’s decision, I said that the Syrian leader… [unlike] Hitler, never used chemical weapons and everybody freaked. They were all like, ‘Boo hoo! What about the holocaust?’ And yeah, I know they’re not really called ‘Holocaust centers.’ Duh! I know that. I’m aware. I clearly meant to say concentration clubs, OK?”