Melissa McCarthy took on Sean Spicer for SNL... And it was amazing


Alec Baldwin’s take on Donald Trump for Saturday Night Live has been one of few enjoyable moments of US politics recently.

Baldwin isn’t actually a current cast member of SNL, but he’s appeared in nearly half this season so far.

After Trump entered the White House though, SNL needed to further expand their cast list in order to properly satirise it.

Taking on the White House Press Secretary this week, was Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy.

And she was absolutely amazing.

She came out fighting, saying "I'm here to swallow gum. And I'm here to take names."

Here's the full skit:

To be honest, Spicer got off lightly. This is how they portrayed Steve Bannon.

Here's that cold open in full:

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