In a week where the White House press office was perpetually behind a podium responding to questions about Russia and Comey’s firing, it was the deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders – played here by SNL‘s Aidy Bryant – answering most of the questions while Spicer was out in or among the bushes.
Sensing that Huckabee Sanders was targeting his job, McCarthy’s “Spicey” reappeared mid-press conference to reassume his prop-filled podium and spew rancor at reporters. “That’s right, Spicey’s back, Sarah’s out. Booyah,” he said.
“Let me just put this whole Russian thing to bed once and for all: Trump is innocent,” Spicer told the press. “How do we know? Because he told us so. Period. Then he hired lawyers to agree with him. And they’re gonna prove it with a certified letter which you know is the truth because it costs an extra $2 to have it certified.”
After continued interrogation on Russia and Comey, an exasperated Spicer told the press corp., “I am being straight with you. I’m telling you exactly what President Trump told me,” the press secretary said. After continued questions about Huckabee Sanders, his job security and whether Trump is lying to him, Spicer abruptly ends the press conference and rides his podium up to New York to confront the president.
Finally finding Alec Baldwin’s president at his golf course in New Jersey, “Spicey” asks whether Trump has knowingly made him say things that are untrue. “Only since you started working here,” the president responded.
Trump then tries to kiss Spicer – “It’s okay, I’m famous,” he tells his press secretary – an allusion to The Godfather where “you kiss me and no one ever sees me again,” suggesting Huckabee Sanders will replace “Spicey” permanently in the near future.