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Melissa McCarthy Played The White House Press Secretary On "SNL" And OMG

"I'm not here to be your buddy. I'm here to swallow gum, I'm here to take names."

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Melissa McCarthy made a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend as White House press secretary Sean Spicer, mocking the combative relationship between the Trump administration and reporters.

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McCarthy nailed the tense moments between Spicer and journalists, whose relationship during the first days of the new administration has been, well, rocky to say the least.


Holy crap.

On to some news, then.

President Trump announced his Supreme Court nominee this week.

"The crowd greeted him with a standing ovation," McCarthy says angrily. "[It] lasted a full 15 minutes. You can check the tape. Everyone was smiling. Everyone was happy."

"Spicer" then goes on to answer some questions.

The first one is from a New York Times reporter, about President Trump's travel ban.

"Yeah, I wanted to ask about the travel ban on Muslims," the reporter asks.

"It's not a ban," McCarthy says. "Not a ban. The travel ban is not a ban, which makes it not a ban."

"You just called it a ban," the reporter replies.

The president called it a ban in his tweets, which the reporter reads out loud.



Okay, the next question is about the role Steve Bannon is playing in the National Security Council.

These questions really start rubbing "Spicer" the wrong way, though, and he's got to bring out some visual aids for reporters.


All right, one last question.

This one is about the White House statement on the Holocaust Remembrance Day, which made no mention of Jews.

Was it anti-Semitic? A reporter wants to know.

Salvador Hernandez is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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