Saturday Night Live has no shortage for good material since Donald Trump became president. In their latest summer special, SNL turned to mocking the scandalous former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.
The SNL summer special aired on Thursday night, with former cast member Bill Hader playing the role of Scaramucci. The Weekend Update segment poked fun at Scaramucci’s profanity-laced interview he gave the New Yorker last month.
During the skit, Hader, with slicked-back hair and a New York accent, said:
‘I guess people didn’t like it when I said that – and let me see if I can clean this up for primetime – that Steve Bannon was trying to “s” his own “c.”‘
‘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.’
Scaramucci’s vulgar interview with The New Yorker was published just days before he was ousted from The White House. He only lasted ten days on the job before Trump named John Kelly as his new chief of staff. Scaramucci was then asked to step down but The White House tried to make it seem like Scaramucci’s decision.
On Thursday, The New Yorker‘s Washington correspondent, Ryan Lizza spoke to CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on Newsroom about that interview. Lizza said:
‘This was 10:30 at night, and I just stood there shaking my head saying that is the most unusual conversation I have ever had with a senior government official.’
Lizza later downloaded the audio from his recorder and saved the file on his computer as “insane Scaramucci interview.” Scaramucci claimed that he did not give permission for the interview but Lizza said:
‘When you have the White House communications director, a conversation like that, you set some ground rules, but there were no ground rules set.’
Lizza said he forewarned Scaramucci right before it was to be published. As it turns out, while publishing the “insane Scaramucci interview” led to his swift firing, it has also given many people a huge reason to laugh. Humor has become one of the only ways to cope now that Trump is the president.
It’s not at all surprising that SNL turned it into a masterpiece.
Watch the SNL segment here.
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