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February 6, 2017

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Sean Spicer says Melissa McCarthy could dial it back a bit

White House press secretary Sean Spicer has some advice for Melissa McCarthy if “SNL” brings her back to play him again.

He thinks she could dial it back a bit.

Spicer spoke to “Extra” while in Houston for the Super Bowl and said McCarthy “needs to slow down on the gum chewing. Way too many pieces in there.”

McCarthy’s portrayal of an angry, gum-chomping, “alternative facts”-spewing Spicer during a White House press briefing went viral after it aired Saturday night. Spicer said he was bombarded with text messages.

Melissa McCarthy captures Sean Spicer’s credibility gap on ‘SNL’

On “New Day,” CNN media analyst Bill Carter said the sketch came together late on Friday.

While Spicer told “Extra” he found the episode “funny,” he was less amused by Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of his boss, President Trump, on Saturday night.

“Alec has gone from funny to mean, and that’s unfortunate,” he said. “‘SNL’ used to be really funny. There’s a streak of meanness now that they’ve crossed over to mean.”

Trump has tweeted his complaints about Baldwin’s performance since the “30 Rock” actor began appearing as Trump during the campaign.

Fans won’t have a chance right away to compare McCarthy’s Spicer to the real thing: There’s no White House briefing scheduled on Monday.


WATCH: Bill Maher says Trump administration has “no idea what we’re doing”

On Friday’s Real Time, Maher broke down President Trump’s latest decisions, including making the airports worse

On Friday’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher praised audience members for “keeping your chin up”.  In a blistering rant on the president’s questionable decisions his second week in office, he said the Trump administration still had no idea what it was doing,  And, worst of all, Maher quipped, President Trump “made going to the airport shittier than it was!” with restrictions on travel that Trump’s Muslim immigration policy created.   With constantly changing terms and misinformation coming out of the White House, Maher says he

No one has seen Melania since the inauguration, and Maher wondered where she was. “I’m not going to say we have a mad king with his queen locked in a tower, but it is called Trump Tower! She’s like the Slovenian Rapunzel – she has to let her hair down!” Other things Maher took issue with included Holocaust Remembrance Day, where the administration appeared to “forget” about the Jews – but as we learned from Trump’s team, indeed it was intentional, as they maintained that other people were killed during the war, too. Not to leave out people of color, Trump set up a day of listening with African-American leaders, and promptly spent the meeting talking about himself. “Only Donald Trump could take a day of listening and make it about how he’s oppressed,” said Maher.  “And finally, to cap off the week, at the National Prayer Breakfast — the National Prayer Breakfast — the president opened the proceedings saying what a tremendous success he was on Celebrity Apprentice…” and that now the ratings are down with Arnold Schwarzenegger as host.  The National Prayer Breakfast is a typically respectful and somber event.  Trump has for unknown reasons lately chosen to feud with the former California governor over his TV performance and now, tax returns. The accusations have been made on Twitter, where they have been exchanging insults for weeks.