Trump later was asked if FBI Director James Comey was sacked because of the ongoing probe into Russian interference of last year's election. But after being spotted eavesdropping from the bushes outside the press room, the notoriously combative Spicer crashed the briefing, pushing Sanders aside.
Before McCarthy's Spicer returned to hurl abuse at the press.
McCarthy-Spicer ends up having a crisis of conscience after the press corps gets him thinking about why President Trump forces him to defend huge levels of scrutiny every day.
"Trump is innocent", McCarthy's Spicer proclaims about the president's connection to Russian Federation.
Ah, the "Spicey" we all know and love. Because he told us so. The faux president then told his faux press secretary to kiss him.
After a trip through New York City, McCarthy's Spicer found Trump, played by Baldwin, at a golf course in New Jersey, where "Saturday Night Live" presented a twist. Her spot also was a break from the show's reliance on Baldwin to poke fun at Trump.
"Is this like The Godfather where you kiss me and no one ever sees me again?" he asked.
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Next week is the show's season finale, with Baldwin already locked down to play Trump. Someday when he is no longer in that job for whatever reason, I wouldn't be surprised to see him show up as himself on the program.
All of the gags McCarthy has used to skewer Spicer since February are back on display: assaulting lying reporters with chemicals; mistakenly reading off his own personal information; chewing gum (verb and compound noun); Glenn Thrush of The New York Times, the fedora of Glenn Thrush of The New York Times. "I'm telling you exactly what President Trump told me", Mr Spicer protested.
Che's Holt asked "Trump" about how some had drawn comparisons between Trump and Richard Nixon this week. Plus, you can't go wrong with having Trump and Spicer make out, which just had to be included as a way to piss off the president even more.
No doubt he will not care for the skit's ending, which had McCarthy's Spicer and Baldwin's Trump making out.
"Nothing's going to stop me because I've got the Republicans in the palm of my hand", Baldwin's Trump says before bringing out House speaker Paul Ryan (played by cast member Mikey Day), who offered him two scoops of ice cream, a play on a freaky fact revealed while dining with reporters from Time magazine earlier this week.
When Spicer and the White House's lack of credibility are the central focus of an SNL sketch, the problem has gone mainstream.