Melissa McCarthy adds spice (and Spicer) as host of 'SNL'

President Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd as he takes the stage to give the commencement address for the Class of 2017 at Liberty University in Lynchburg Va. Saturday

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As for concerns with "this whole Russian Federation thing", the president's hands are clean, per Spicer: "How do we know?"

"Sean, kiss me", Trump says.

We saw more of that last night on "SNL", where McCarthy was back as Spicer and funnier than ever.

Sanders claimed that Spicey's hideout in the bushes was a Naval exercise, but before you can blink, McCarthy's Spicer is back in the press room, spraying a reporter with a fire extinguisher and yelling, "When you lie all the time, your trousers go on fire". "He's trying to blend in with his surroundings". As seen in the above photo, President Trump touched Spicer's back during the swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on January 22.

But here's the troubling news. Then, to himself: "Wait, so, did I get him?" As reporters compliment Sanders, McCarthy's Spicer bursts into the room to take over the discussion. When asked if Spicer would still be President Trump's press secretary "tomorrow", Mr. Trump did not definitively say Spicer would still be in the same role in the White House.

Could this really be the end for Spicey?!

The first half of the skit was business as usual, but the latter half featured the roving Spicey New York caught a glimpse of earlier in the week. Also, points to the writers for this gem, from Mr. Trump: "You think I care about optics?"

Given the Comey fiasco this week, truth has become stranger than fiction at this White House and even deranged scenes like what McCarthy and Baldwin portray may not be stranger than truth after all. So it was time for SNL's Spicer to have some sort of personal reckoning.

Baldwin, whose Trump impersonation has helped SNL capture substantial ratings, also opened the show as the president being interviewed by NBC's Lester Holt (played by Michael Che).

Melissa McCarthy and Alec Baldwin have returned to Saturday Night Live, and it might be our favourite sketch yet.

Spicer took some heat in real life starting Tuesday when The Washington Post reported the press secretary stood "between two tall hedges" while answering questions about FBI Director James Comey's firing.

"Only since you started working here", said Trump, played once again by Alec Baldwin. His journey ends at a NY golf course where he asks Baldwin-as-Trump: "Have you ever told me to say things that aren't true?" Because he told us so. The press secretary whips out a Matryoshka doll set to explain why Comey had to go.

"Here's Trump. He's the biggest one and he's the most lovely".

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