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Melissa McCarthy reprised her role as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer in Saturday Night Live's cold open, hawking Ivanka Trump's products, QVC-style, and chewing a piece of gum the size of a placemat.
As "Spicey," an increasingly agitated McCarthy explains President Trump's plan for "extreme vetting" of would-be immigrants and refugees using Barbie dolls. Of one, Spicey declares, "We know she is okay, because she is blonde, and so she gets in. Easy. We understand that." Next, a Moana doll applies for a visa. "Uh oh," Spicey says. "We are going to pat her down, and then we are going to read her emails and if we don't like the answers — which we won't — boom, Guantanamo Bay."
The first time McCarthy played Spicer, he responded with amusement, while President Trump was reportedly irritated by the sketch. Watch this week's skit below. Bonnie Kristian