Spicer speaks out on 'SNL' skit

Though he thought it was a really "funny" show, he felt that McCarthy "could dial back" a bit

Spicer speaks out on 'SNL' skit

Sean Spicer addresing a White House press briefing (left) and Melissa McCarthy on Saturday Night Live

President Donald Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer has responded to comedian Melissa McCarthy's impression of him on Saturday Night Live

Speaking to Extra, Spicer said he found the show overall to be funny, but felt that McCarthy's impression was a little exaggerated.

His advice was that McCarthy "needs to slow down on the gum chewing; way too many pieces in there." 

However, he didn't mince his words on Alec Baldwin, who once again rolled out his now infamous President Trump-guise

Spicer said: "Alec has gone from funny to mean, and that's unfortunate. 'SNL' used to be really funny. There's a streak of meanness now that they've crossed over to mean."

The press secretary said he received so many messages in response to the skit that he thought there was a national emergency.


Spicer went on to tell Extra he felt President Trump was doing a great job, despite protests happening across the country for a third straight week.

"The President’s really excited about the progress he's made in creating jobs and helping veterans," Spicer said. "Protests are what make this country great."

However, he was critical of the frequency of the protests, noting, "Protesting is starting to become a profession for some on the left. Again, that's their right to do, but Americans need to understand it's not organic as it may seem sometimes."


At the Superbowl, Spicer sat with Vice President Mike Pence, and revealed he was rooting for the New England Patriots.

As for President Trump, Spicer revealed, "The President has been close friends with [head coach of the New England Patriots Bill] Belichick, and they talked several times these past few months."