Rosie O'Donnell to SNL: I'll Be Your Bannon

She's willing to portray top Trump aide after Spicer skit leaves White House 'rattled'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2017 7:21 AM CST
Updated Feb 7, 2017 10:27 AM CST
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Rosie O'Donnell at the Tony Awards in 2014.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Sean Spicer may have laughed off Melissa McCarthy's portrayal of him on Saturday Night Live, but the White House is in fact "rattled," reports Politico, noting "it was Spicer's portrayal by a woman that was most problematic in the president's eyes." As one President Trump donor puts it, "Trump doesn't like his people to look weak." Some say Trump's silence on the skit on Twitter suggests it hit a little too close to home. And though Spicer described it as "cute" and "funny," sources say he actually found it upsetting. But "it doesn't really matter what I think," Spicer tells Politico. "I would much rather have the focus be on the president's agenda and the success he's having. That's all I'm saying on it."

Steve Bannon should perhaps prepare for a similar portrayal. After Saturday's skit, a fan on Twitter suggested Rosie O'Donnell should dress up as Trump to get under his skin, reports Vanity Fair. O'Donnell responded that Alec Baldwin portrays Trump and McCarthy does Spicer, but she later agreed she'd like to play Bannon, whom Mikey Day has portrayed as the Grim Reaper on SNL. "If called, I will be ready," O'Donnell tweeted. "I am here to serve." The show hasn't said if O'Donnell is likely to appear, but support is growing on Twitter, with one user suggesting such a skit would let O'Donnell "have the last laugh on Trump" after a decade-long feud, per the Huffington Post. (Read more Saturday Night Live stories.)

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