Donald Trump is reportedly extremely mad at ‘SNL‘ (what’s new) for that whole Melissa McCarthy / Press Secretary Sean Spicer skit, which if you haven’t seen yet is very, very good. McCarthy deserves every award it is possible for her to receive, and then some.

However, Trump’s not mad that the sketch portrayed Spicer as incompetent buffoon who doesn’t know real news from fake (true). He’s mad because McCarthy, a woman, was the one to do it.

*pause for breath*

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Righto.

According to reports in Politico, McCarthy’s widely-praised performance did not go down well in the White House because – thanks to her being female –  it portrayed Spicer as weak, and Trump does not like his people to appear weak. 

From the report:

“More than being lampooned as a press secretary who makes up facts, it was Spicer’s portrayal by a woman that was most problematic in the president’s eyes, according to sources close to him. And the unflattering send-up by a female comedian was not considered helpful for Spicer’s longevity in the grueling, high-profile job in which he has struggled to strike the right balance between representing an administration that considers the media the “opposition party,” and developing a functional relationship with the press.”

It then goes on to say that, according to insiders, Trump’s uncharacteristic silence over ‘SNL’ (he hasn’t tweeted once) is an indication to just how shook the White House really is, and that Spicer and his allies are acutely aware of how much it could damage him in the eyes of the President.

(For the record, Spicer has publicly responded in a surprisingly chilled manner, calling the impersonation “funny” but suggesting McCarthy could “dial it back” a bit.)


Now, this is important: this new-found information that Trump’s more rattled by who’s impersonating his team rather than how they’re doing it is extremely powerful.

Because if there’s one person Trump hates more than *waves to entire Muslim, female, and LGBT populations* it’s Rosie O’Donnell.

And she’s keen to rankle him to hell and back.

The people are divided as to whether she should replace Baldwin as Trump or take on Steve Bannon, but they’re 100% certain that either way, Rosie O’Donnell on SNL needs to happen.

Next episode should be a doozy.

Photo: SNL.