The carousel of destruction that is our American political system under the Trump regime seems to spin faster and faster with each passing day.
This week, Donald Trump fired his FBI director who, coincidentally, was currently heading up an investigation into his ties to Mother Russia. In an effort to assure us that we’re not crazy and everything is definitely in a state of WTF, Melissa McCarthy and Alec Baldwin reprised their press secretary Sean Spicer and president Donald Trump impressions on Saturday Night Live last night. At least we’ll have something to laugh about as everything crumbles around us, right?
The cold open was Michael Che as NBC’s Lester Holt interviewing Trump about the weekly abomination. In addition to noting that Trump committing obstruction of justice doesn’t matter because he’s somehow bewigged teflon, there were ghastly jokes about him fondling himself. This is imagery that no one needed, SNL writers.
Melissa as Spicey sprang from the bushes outside to once again harangue the White House Press corps, as well as hose them down with fire extinguishers and throw columns at them. The sketch took a turn when Spicey traveled on his mobile podium to the Trump Tower to inquire as to whether or not the POTUS has been lying to him this entire time. Trump answered this with a swift making-out session. By the way, I’m officially straight now.
I’m more than happy with SNL constantly ridiculing the POTUS circus, but I do worry. This is a man who is thin-skinned and vindictive. He’s surrounded himself with boot-lickers that applaud and excuse his every demented action. And he has the launch codes for nuclear weapons. One jokey sketch too many and we’re all going to be a radioactive-tressed Jason Robards weeping in the ruins.