White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tried to find the humor in Melissa McCarthy’s portrayal of him on the latest episode of Saturday Night Live.
McCarthy channeled a tightly wound Spicer, angrily spewing “alternative facts” and insults to journalists. She even dumped an entire box of gum in her mouth to mock the press secretary’s habit of chewing and swallowing Orbit cinnamon gum whole. The skit was a hit, with currently more than 12 million views on YouTube.
Spicer, while talking to Extra at the Super Bowl, said he found the sketch to be “cute” and “funny.” He did, however, fire back at the gum scene, saying McCarthy “could dial back” and humorously added that she “needs to slow down on the gum chewing; way too many pieces in there.”