Rosie O’Donnell wants to play Steve Bannon on ‘SNL’
Melissa McCarthy’s portrayal of Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live was such a hit, and reportedly upset Donald Trump so much, that fans on Twitter immediately started to throw out suggestions for more people to play members of Trump’s controversial administration.
The biggest name being floated right now is Rosie O’Donnell, who has been suggested for the role of Trump’s top political advisor, Steve Bannon. And O’Donnell is up for the job.
“Available — if called I will serve,” the actress tweeted in response to a fan who made the suggestion.
“Alec [Baldwin] has Trump. Melissa has Spice. I would need a few days to prepare. So if called — I will be ready,” she told another.
Spicer himself addressed McCarthy’s portrayal of him on Fox News on Sunday, saying that McCarthy could probably “dial it back” but ultimately saying that the skit was “cute.” However, Trump apparently disagreed and was reportedly upset by the portrayal, particularly by the fact that Spicer was being portrayed by a woman.
“Trump doesn’t like his people to look weak,” said a source close to Trump, according to a Politico report.
So, naturally, Twitter wants O’Donnell to continue the gender-swapping that bothers Trump, and she is absolutely here for it.
“It’s a funny idea. But SNL knows what they are doing,” O’Donnell told NBC News on Tuesday.