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Trump Is Reportedly Pissed That a Woman Played Sean Spicer on 'SNL'

If that's the case, he's really going to hate it if Rosie O'Donnell winds up playing Steve Bannon.

by River Donaghey
Feb 7 2017, 3:28pm

Everybody's been watching that clip of Saturday Night Live's latest Sean Spicer send-up, where Melissa McCarthy does a pitch-perfect parody of the press secretary—everybody including President Trump, and he's allegedly not so pleased about it. 

While Spicer himself said the sketch was "cute" and "funny" during a Sunday interview with Fox and Friends, Politico reports that the vibe is a little different behind closed doors at the White House.

"Trump doesn't like his people to look weak," a Trump donor told Politico, and apparently that's what McCarthy's gum-smacking Spicer did in the president's opinion. What really grinds Trump's gears, reportedly, isn't the content of the skit or the jokes themselves—it's that a woman played Spicer.

Sources close to the president told Politico that Trump found it troubling that the press secretary was depicted by a female comedian dressed in drag. And the fact that Trump hasn't even launched his usual Twitter tirade about the sketch show, opting instead to avoid mentioning it publicly at all, might be a sign that his easily ruffled feathers got more ruffled than usual.

If Trump can't stand to see McCarthy play a member of his staff, he's going to have a hell of a time if his nemesis Rosie O'Donnell shows up to Studio 8H to play Steve Bannon some Saturday in the near future, as she seems pretty game to do.