The Saturday Night Live (SNL, a comedy show) did two skits on the Trump Reich. One spoofed Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer. The other one spoofed Trump's bellicose nature, his lack of any knowledge about foreign policy and his relationship to Bannon, the evil spirit behind the throne. Bannon was portrayed as a skeleton, perhaps the grim reaper, with "plans."
But that's not the one people are now discussing. It's the Sean Spicer one, and the reason is that the comedian who pretended to be him is Melissa McCarthy.
Yes, that is a girly name, a weak name! Or so Trump seems to have felt:
More than being lampooned as a press secretary who makes up facts, it was Spicer’s portrayal by a woman that was most problematic in the president’s eyes, according to sources close to him. And the unflattering send-up by a female comedian was not considered helpful for Spicer’s longevity in the grueling, high-profile job in which he has struggled to strike the right balance between representing an administration that considers the media the "opposition party," and developing a functional relationship with the press.
"Trump doesn't like his people to look weak," added a top Trump donor.
Emphasis is mine. And naturally I stress the importance of getting Trump to be spoofed by only female comedians from now on.*
And now to something quite trivial: McCarthy succeeded beautifully in having her too-large suit work exactly like the too-large suit of Sean Spicer in the one press conference I watched. How does one do that? And why did he wear such a large suit? Is there a secret guy message in that?
Here's the McCarthy-as-Spicer video:
* Yes, I know. That is picking up the tools of the opposition who detest girl cooties.
But isn't all this such a wonderful revelation about the supposed post-feminist era I have been told (ohsomanytimes) we are now enjoying! Well, at least the White House doesn't have to struggle with the long shadow of email scandals!
We only have to worry about a president who knows nothing concerning the three branches of the government or the separation of the powers or foreign policy. Still, Trump is not an ambitious bitch from hell, and if he is in the pockets of Wall Street, well it's at least the pockets of man trousers.