McCarthy skewers Spicer in bunny suit

Melissa McCarthy dressed up as Sean Spicer in an Easter bunny suit on Saturday Night Live. Picture: SNL

MELISSA McCarthy has returned to Saturday Night Live to reprise her impression of White House press secretary Sean Spicer, skewering his gaffe earlier this week involving Hitler and the Holocaust.

McCarthy came out in a bunny suit, a reference to Mr Spicer having played the Easter bunny at one of the White House’s Easter Egg Roll events during the George W Bush administration.

“Everybody shut up so I can apologise. Yes, you all got your wish this week, didn’t you? Spicy finally made a mistake … I clearly meant to say ‘concentration clubs,’ OK?” McCarthy yelled to the press.

“I would also like you to know that I am sensitive to the fact that they were sent there on trains. Hey, at least they didn’t have to fly United, am I right?”

Easter Message from Sean Spicer – SNL

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Mr Spicer shocked the White House press corps and others during a briefing on April 11 while discussing President Donald Trump’s decision to launch air strikes on Syria in response to President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons on Syrian civilians.

He stated that even Hitler didn’t resort to using chemical weapons on his own people — a comment that drew immediate corrections and a storm of criticism for insensitivity and lack of knowledge of the Holocaust.

To make matters worse, Mr Spicer’s comment came on Passover. He later apologised for the verbal debacle in an interview with CNN.


McCarthy’s Spicer delivered a belligerent apology from a podium, but also berated the press for inflating the incident.

“If you guys didn’t focus on every little slur and lie I said,” she said.

Mr Spicer also raised eyebrows by referring to “Holocaust centres” rather than concentration camps.

McCarthy’s Spicer also brought out a handful of props to use to explain the story of Passover, “aka, the Jewish Easter.”

The sketch ends with McCarthy’s Spicer driving an egg-shaped golf cart over his podium, right after he blurts out: “By the way the President’s probably going to bomb North Korea tonight.”


Meanwhile, One Direction singer Harry Styles performed two songs during the show: his debut-single, Sign of the Times, and a new song from his upcoming album, Ever Since New York.

Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, 42, returned to host the late-night sketch comedy show for the first time since 2013.

Fallon also made an appearance as White House adviser Jared Kushner in a sketch with Alex Baldwin as President Trump.

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