"Saturday Night Live" ran a new skit this weekend, tapping actress Melissa McCarthy to play White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Though Spicer thinks she may have taken the impression too far, he said in interviews on Sunday and Monday, he also told outlets he thought her act was "cute."
In the long "SNL" segment, McCarthy got agitated with reporters and used props to explain President Trump's agenda.
"I'm not here to be your buddy. I'm here to swallow gum, and I'm here to take names. OK, now let me wave something shiny in front of you monkeys," McCarthy barked at other actors playing reporters from the likes of The New York Times.
Twice, McCarthy's Spicer got so agitated with the press, he picked up the podium and shoved it at reporters.
In Houston for the Super Bowl, Spicer spoke to entertainment show "Extra" about the skit, saying he heard of McCarthy's impression on Sunday morning while leaving church and that he was getting so many texts, he was worried that there was an emergency.
Spicer had some jokes of his own when speaking about the skit, saying he thought that it was a funny show but that McCarthy needed to "dial [it] back" a little. He added that she "needs to slow down on the gum chewing — way too many pieces in there."
Trump has tweeted that he's not a fan of Baldwin's impression of him, calling the satire "one-sided" and "biased."
"Nothing funny at all," he tweeted last year.
Spicer also spoke to "Fox & Friends" Monday morning about McCarthy.
"It was cute. It was funny," he said. "I would rather us be talking about the issues that the president is so committed to helping Americans on, but you know, it's part of American culture."