You thought real-life Sean Spicer was making gaffes that drive Jews crazy? You should see Melissa McCarthy playing him on “Saturday Night Live.”
Skewering the embattled White House press secretary, McCarthy called Passover the “Jewish Easter” and made a hilarious apology for his bizarre comments about the Holocaust.
“I know they’re not really called the ‘Holocaust centers’ I clearly meant to say ‘concentration club,’ OK? Let it drop!” McCarthy screamed.
Halfway through the skit, McCarthy switched from Easter and broke out puppets to explain the story of Passover, which she called “Jewish Easter.”
THen she made another Hitler-themed gaffe, mirroring.
“[Pharoah’s] doing some really bad stuff to the Jews, okay?” McCarthy, as Spicer, said. “I mean he even Hitler…you know what, not gonna do it. Not gonna go there again.”
“Pharoah is one bad hombre,” she said, playing off of Trump’s infamous comments about Mexican immigrants.
Dave Goldiner is the Forward’s director of digital media. Dave is a veteran journalist who has spent two decades working at newspapers in the United States and Africa. A native New Yorker, Goldiner wrote for the New York Daily News, where he covered some of the biggest stories of our time, including the attacks of September 11, along with thousands of stories of hope and heartbreak. He also studied and worked in Southern Africa and has written for publications in South Africa and Zimbabwe. He holds masters degrees in journalism and public administration from Columbia University. Dave can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter @davegoldiner
WATCH: Sean Spicer Explains Passover On ‘SNL’ — It’s Like The Jewish Easter