#Rosie O’Donnell, perhaps President Trump’s ultimate nemesis, answered the call within one minute. Twitter had decided that she should play White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon on “Saturday Night Live,” and O’Donnell understood the idea almost instantly.
After Politico reported Monday evening that the White House was rattled by Melissa McCarthy’s impression of White House press secretary Sean Spicer, Twitter lit up with casting recommendations. How best to tweak Trump’s alleged discomfort with a woman impersonating his male spokesman? Send in more women.
“Dear @nbcsnl,” tweeted Republican strategist Rick Wilson, “if you want to cause @realDonaldTrump and the entire alt-reich to stroke out, have [Leslie] Jones play Trump.” Last summer Jones, an African American cast member who specializes in loudmouthed volatility, was targeted and harassed by Twitter trolls — including white supremacists — who were ostensibly upset by the all-female “Ghostbusters” reboot.
“Ok seriously I have never seen such narcissist attitude,” Jones tweeted during Trump’s first debate with Clinton in September. “He can’t answer without praising himself first.”