Speculation Grows About Sean Spicer's Ouster After Melissa McCarthy Reprises Role on 'SNL'
He could be replaced by Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle, according to reports.
It may be a case of life imitating art for Sean Spicer after President Trump's embattled press secretary faced another lampooning at the hands of Melissa McCarthy on Saturday Night Live over the weekend.
The White House's chief spokesman may actually be getting booted from his position, which was parodied in a skit on the latest episode of SNL over the weekend that was hosted by McCarthy.
Among the rumored replacements are Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle.
Reports of chaos in the White House comes as a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows 29 percent of Americans approve of Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.
Thirty-eight percent disapprove and 32 percent had no opinion.
On SNL, McCarthy’s skit as Spicer featured the caustic character trying to salvage his job following Comey's firing, as well as reports he was hiding among the bushes as he and his staff scrambled to answer questions from journalists covering the abrupt news.
In the skit, McCarthy travels from Washington, D.C., to New York City then to Trump’s golf course in New Jersey, where the character found Trump, portrayed by Alec Baldwin, and the duo kissed and made up.
Kellyanne Conway, who was also mocked on SNL over the weekend in the cold open, is speaking out about that notorious eye roll made by Anderson Cooper during her explanation of Comey’s firing.
Cooper’s eye roll eventually went viral last week, and Conway appeared on Fox News’ Media Buzz Sunday morning and called Cooper’s reaction “possibly sexist.”
She said it was “possibly sexist, definitely what I call ‘Trumpist,’ which is, many people who go on TV are treated like houseguests, and then we go on TV, and we’re not.”
Conway then turned her outrage to the media, adding, “The suspicion and the derision just generally towards this White House... and the quest to go viral, the quest to say to somebody when there’s nothing else to say, quote, ‘That makes no sense,’ or, ‘You must be lying,’ it really doesn’t help democracy and it doesn’t help the body politic, because people are looking for the news.
“The idea that people are so presumptively negative toward so much going on — it’s frankly often why you see people on this network only for long periods of time. Because, you know, we’re faced with people with the same pained look, the furrowed brow, the curled lip, anytime someone tries to say something, including the president.”
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