Since divisively (to put it very, very lightly) having Donald Trump host an episode in 2015, Saturday Night Live has looked to make amends by absolutely nailing its stunt-casting for a variety of figures in the political arena. There was Larry David as Bernie Sanders, of course. Alec Baldwin has garnered a lot of attention for his portrayal of Trump (especially from the man himself). And now, Melissa McCarthy has joined the fray with a scary-good impression of White House press secretary Sean “Spicy” Spicer.
The Bridesmaids star portrayed Spicer as an infuriated, gum-chewing, water-gun-toting maniac. It was perfect. McCarthy’s performance was so fantastic, in fact, that we nearly forgot she wasn’t the host — that happened to be SNL first-timer Kristen Stewart, who managed to land a jaw-dropping moment of her own.
Watch the clip below, marvel at McCarthy screaming her way through a press briefing, and then join us in counting down the days until she picks up her Emmy for the performance.