Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci was recently mocked on “Saturday Night Live.” The show aired on Thursday night as part of a summer special.
The “comedy” skit, was filled with offensive content. (see video below)
Portrayed by former “SNL” cast member Bill Hader, the Scaramucci character appeared with slicked-back hair, a New York accent, and heavy profanity-laced prose.
“I guess people didn’t like it when I said that,” Hader’s Scaramucci said, referencing a phone call the former Wall Street entrepreneur made to writer Ryan Lizza who works with The New Yorker. “And let me see if I can clean this up for prime time — that Steve Bannon was trying to ’s’ his own ‘c.’ ” The “s” stands for the word “suck,” and the “c” stands for the slang used to describe a male body part.
In late July, Lizza claimed the former White House communications director was upset about a tweet the writer had posted on Twitter. The tweet revealed that Scaramucci was dining at the White House with President Trump, the first lady, Sean Hannity, and the former Fox News executive Bill Shine. Scaramucci called Lizza on the phone to say he wanted to know who had leaked the information.
“Pissed off” that Lizza refused to reveal his source, Scaramucci began a rant captured in a recording that Lizza took without Scaramuci’s knowledge.
During the rant, Scaramucci attacked the White House staff members with direct access to the president, including, former Chief of Staff Reince Preibus, and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. Infamously, Scaramucci said, “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to s–k my own c–k.”
In the Thursday SNL skit, Hader’s Scaramucci referrers to himself as a “goomba Beatlejuice” as he profanely insults the hosts who are interviewing him. He further explains his Bannon comments, saying:
“And by the by, I was completely misquoted. I didn’t say that Bannon tried to ’s’ his own ‘c’ — he did it. He made contact. I saw it. Tongue to tip. Next question.”
SNL has been merciless in their depictions of Trump cabinet members. Most famously, Alec Baldwin’s exaggerated impersonation of the president is routinely insulting.
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was portrayed by a female, Melissa McCarthy.
McCarthy portrayed Spicer several times, but the one that stood out most was when she played him in a skit that insinuated he and President Trump were in a homosexual relationship.
SNL also presented a skit mocking Attorney General Jeff Sessions, portrayed by actress Kate McKinnon. In the skit, McKinnon’s Sessions is sitting on a park bench reminiscent of a scene in the movie “Forest Gump.”
Actress Scarlett Johansen also joined the mocking, playing her version of Ivanka Trump. In a mock perfume ad for a product called “Complicit,” the cheap shot referenced a liberal assertion that Ivanka must disagree with her father on pertinent liberal issues, but that she concedes to his unethical behavior. The voice-over for the ad states: “A scent made just for her. Because she’s beautiful. She’s powerful. She’s complicit.”
Scaramucci only lasted 10 days as the communications director. Rumors are that President Trump fired him shortly after he hired General Kelly as his new chief of staff, but Scaramucci says it was his decision to step down.
Here is the video clip from SNL
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