"Spicey" then addressed a follow-up question about the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the status of the Russian Federation investigation. There was no way McCarthy wasn't going to mock Spicer for it, and she definitely delivers!
But the sketch really kicked into gear when the podium motored to NY, after "Spicer" goes in search of his boss in response to a reporter suggesting maybe Trump ied to him about Russian.
First, we're in the White House press briefing room where principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, played by Aidy Bryant plays, says Spicer's out on Navy reserve duty.
Politico reported in February that McCarthy's spoof rattled the White House, with sources saying that Trump found it problematic that Spicer was being mocked by a woman. Ultimately, Comey's firing is traced to "Trump's good friend" Jeff Sessions who's symbolized by Pikachu.
First, she was asked about Trump's mental state.
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On May 12, New Yorkers gleefully posted videos of Melissa McCarthy filming one of her hilarious Sean Spicer sketches for Saturday Night Live in the streets. "He's trying to blend in with his surroundings", she said. A reporter then noted that he was "hiding in the bushes" outside the window - and there was McCarthy, peering through the glass.
Finally, a reporter asked McCarthy's Spicer if she thought Trump would fire her next. Trump might be canceling the Spicer show. "He wouldn't do that, he's my friend!"
"Shut up Glenn", were Spicer's words to The Times reporter, followed by some gibberish and a middle school insult: "You stink, Glenn". "I need to find Trump", McCarthy yelled.
"I think I can't do this anymore Mr Trump".
At that, McCarthy's Spicer loses it, and takes his moving podium to the streets of NY "to find Trump".
Not only did no one see her impression as Spicer coming, but much like Baldwin and Trump, McCarthy has been incredibly successful at using satire to affect reality. Baldwin's Trump replies, "Only since you started working here".